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JOURNAL 

OF THE 

TWENTY-EIGHTH DELEGATED 
GENERAL CONFERENCE 

OF THE 

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

HELD IN 

DES MOINES, IOWA 
MAY 1— MAY 27, 1920 



EDITED BY 

Rev. EDMUND M. MILLS, D.D. 

?ecretarv of the General Conference 







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THE, METHODIST BOOK CONCERN 
NEW YORK CINCINNATI 



ORDER OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE 



Resolved, That the secretary of this Conference be 
authorized to edU the Journal of this Conference for pubhcaton 
and that the published copy, properly certified by him, be the 
official Journal of this Conference. {Journal, page 281.) 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Authorization 2 

General Conference Officers 9 

Delegated General Conferences 10 

Delegates by Conferences 11 

Alphabetical List of Delegates 39 

Alphabetical List of Reserve Delegates 53 

General Conference Districts 62 

Standing Committees: 

Episcopacy 77 

Judiciary 79 

Itinerancy 79 

Boundaries 82 

Temporal Economy 85 

State of the Church 87 

Book Concern 90 

Foreign Missions 92 

Home Missions and Church Extension 95 

Education 97 

Freedmen 100 

Sunday Schools 102 

Epworth League 104 

Deaconess Work 107 

Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals 107 

Special Com.mittees: 

Bible Society (American) 110 

Correlation 110 

Courtesies 110 

Credentials 110 

Epworth Herald, Joint Committee on 11 

Europe 11 

Family Worship and Religious Activities in the Home 11 

Federation 11 

Financial Askings 11 

Hospitals and Homes 112 

Interchurch Movement 113 

Mexico 113 

Overhead Expense 113 



4 Contents 

PAGE 

Political Conventions 114 

Privileges 114 

Reference 114 

Revision 114 

Rules of Order 114 

Secretarj-'s Record 114 

Student Aid 115 

Unification 115 

Tellers 117 

General Officers 119 

Administrative Boards and Societies: 

Book Committee 121 

Local Committee at New York 121 

Local Committee at Cincinnati 121 

Foreign Missions, Board of 122 

Home Missions and Church Extension, Board of 122 

Education for Negroes, Board of 122 

Education, Board of 123 

University Senate 123 

Sunday Schools, Board of 123 

Conference Claimants, Board of 123 

Epworth League, Board of 124 

American Bible Society 124 

Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, Board of 124 

General Deaconess Board 124 

Hospitals and Homes, Board of 125 

Council of Boards of Benevolence 125 

Chartered Fund, Trustees of 126 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Trustees of 123 

John Street Church, Trustees of 126 

Corporate Names of Organizations, with Name of State under 

whose Laws each was Incorporated 126 

General Conference Commissions 127 

Episcopal Areas 129 

General Conference Districts, 1920-1924 131 

Rules of Order of the General Conference 132 

Address of the Bishops, The 145 

Memorials, Resolutions, and Papers for Unannounced Ref- 



erence . 



199 



Journal of the General Conference of 1920: 

1st Day, Saturday, May 1, Morning 249 

2d Day, Sunday, May 2, Afternoon 267 



Contents 5 

PAGE 

3d Day, Monday, May 3, Morning 267 

Evening 273 

4th Day, Tuesday, May 4, Morning 275 

5th Day, Wednesday, May 5, Morning 280 

6th Day, Thursday, May 6, Morning. 286 

7th Day, Friday, May 7, Morning 291 

8th Day, Saturday, May 8, Morning 299 

Evening 309 

9th Day, Sunday, May 9, Afternoon 310 

10th Day, Monday, May 10, Morning 311 

nth Day, Tuesday, May 11, Morning 319 

12th Day, Wednesday, May 12, Morning 324 

13th Day, Thursday, May 13, Morning 329 

14th Day, Friday, May 14, Morning 333 

15th Day, Saturday, May 15, Morning 338 

Evening 343 

16th Day, Sunday, May 16, Afternoon 345 

17th Day, Monday, May 17, Morning 345 

Afternoon 351 

18th Day, Tuesday, May 18, Morning 352 

Afternoon 359 

19th Day, Wednesday, May 19, Morning 360 

Evening 366 

20th Day, Thursday, May 20, Morning 367 

Afternoon 373 

21st Day, Friday, May 21, Morning 375 

22d Day, Saturday, May 22, Morning 383 

Afternoon 388 

Evening 395 

23d Day, Sunday, May 23, Afternoon 395 

24th Day, Monday, May 24, Morning 398 

Afternoon 403 

25th Day, Tuesday, May 25, Morning 407 

Afternoon 412 

Evening 420 

26th Day, Wednesday, May 26, Morning 423 

Afternoon 428 

Evening 433 

27th Day, Thursday, May 27, Morning 439 

Reports Adopted: 

A. — Standing Committees: 

1 . Episcopacy 455 

2. Judiciary 464 

3. Itinerancy 508 

4. Boundaries 523 

5. Temporal Economy 551 



6 Contents 

PAGE 

6. State of the Church 583 

7. Book Concern 590 

8. Foreign Missions 597 

9. Home M issions and Church Extension 605 

10. Education 612 

11. Freedmen 636 

12. Sunday Schools 640 

13. Epworth League 651 

14. Deaconess Work 655 

15. Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals 662 

B. — Special Committees: 

1. Rules of Order 674 

2. Conference 674 

3. American Bible Society 674 

4. Correlation 676 

5. Family Worship and Religious Activities in the Home .... 677 

6. Federation 679 

7. Financial Assistance 679 

8. Hospitals and Homes 681 

9. Interchurch World Movement ; 684 

10. Methodist Work in Europe 688 

11. Mexico 695 

12. Overhead Expense of the Church : 696 

13. Unification 701 

Fraternity: 

1. The Wesleyan Methodist Church (England) 707 

2. The Methodist Church of Canada 722 

3. The Methodist Episcopal Church, South 740 

4. The Methodist Church of Japan 759 

5. The Presbyterian Church in the United States of America . 767 

6. The Ignited Brethren in Christ 772 

7. The Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America . 780 

8. The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church 785 

9. The African Methodist Episcopal Church 790 

10. The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 802 

Memoirs: 

1. Bishop William Perry Eveland 809 

2. Bishop Franklin Elmer Ellsworth Hamilton 811 

3. Bishop James Whitford Bashford 815 

4. Bishop Alexander Priestly Camphor 819 

5. Bishop Matthew Simpson Hughes 823 

6. The Rev. Levi Gilbert 827 

7. The Rev. James Monroe Buckley 829 

8. The Rev. E. Charles E. Dorion 830 

9. The Rev. Wilbur Fletcher Sheridan 833 



Contents 7 

PAGE 

10. The Rev. Freeman Daily Bovard 837 

11. The Rev. Edwin Locke 839 

12. The Rev. Thomas ^^■illiam Locke 840 

13. The Rev. Thomas B. Ford 842 

14. The Rev. Hu Caik Hang 844 

Reports, Episcopal: 
1. United States: 

Atlanta Area \ 846 

Boston Area 849 

Buffalo Area 852 

Chattanooga Area 856 

Chicago Area 861 

Cincinnati Area 870 

Denver Area 877 

Detroit Area 882 

Helena Area 888 

New Orleans Area 891 

New York Area 898 

Omaha Area 902 

Philadelphia Area 907 

Pittsburgh Area 910 

Portland Area 913 

Saint Louis Area 914 

Saint Paul Area 917 

San Francisco Area 920 

Washington Area 932 

Wichita Area 936 

2. Foreign Fields: 

Africa 939 

China 950 

Europe 955 

India, Malaysia, and the Philippines 968 

Japan and Korea 995 

Mexico 1000 

South America 1003 

Reports of Boards and Societies: 

Book Committee 1010 

Publishing Agents .' 1022 

Board of Foreign Missions 1048 

Woman's P'oreign Missionary Society 1072 

Board of Home Missions and Church Extension 1086 

Woman's Home Mis.sionary Society V?f:r. . . 1120 

Freedmen's Aid Society ". 1131 

Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church 1155 

Board of Sunday Schools 1248 



8 Conients 

PAGE 

Board of Conference Claimants 1274 

The Epworth League 1307 

The American Bible Society 1320 

Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals 1325 

General Deaconess Board 1336 

Trustees of the Chartered Fund 1342 

Trustees of Methodist Episcopal Church 1344 

Trustees of John Street Church, New York City 1349 

John Street Church Trust Fund Society 1354 

Reports of Commissions: 

Commission on Correlation 1356 

Commission on Courses of Study 1357 

Ecumenical Methodist Commission 1365 

Commission on Finance 1368 

Commission on Unification 1383 

Miscellaneous : 

American University 1404 

Ballots 1405 

Summary of the Vote on Constitutional .Amendments 1412 

■Church and Sunday School Records, Blanks, etc 1414 

Treasurer of the Episcopal Fund 1428 

Treasurer of General Conference Expense Fund 1436 

Inter-Board Conference 1447 

Evening Session, Tuesday, May 4 1455 

Report No. 2 of Committee on Education 1456 

Quarterly to Local Conference Constitutional Amendment 1457 

Communication from the Delegates of the North Germany 

and South German^' Conferences 1458 

Seating the Delegations 1459 

Index 1463 



GENERAL CONFERENCE OFFICERS 



BISHOPS 



Earl Ceaxston 
John W. Hamilton 
Joseph F. Bekky 
William F. McDowell 
William Burt 
Luther B. Wilson- 
Thomas B. Neely 
William F. Anderson 
John L. jSTuelsen 
William A. Quayle 
Wilson S. Lewis 
Edwin H. Hughes 
Frank M. Bristol 
Homer C. Stuntz 
Theodore S. Henderson 
William 0. Shepard 
Francis J. McConnell 
Frederick D. Leete 
Richard J. Cooke 
Wilbur P. Thirkield 
Herbert Welch 



Thomas Nicholson 
Adna W. Leonard 
William F. Oldham 
Charles B. Mitchell 
Francis W. Warxe 
John W. Eobinson 
Eben S. Johnson 

LaURESS J. BiRNEY 

Frederick B. Flsher 
Ernest L. Waldorf 
Charles E. Locke 
Ernest G. Richardson 
Charles AV. Burns 
Anton Bast 
Edgar Blake 
George H. Bickley 
Frederick T. Keeney 
H. Lester Smith 
Charles L. Mead 
Egbert E. Jones 
Matthew W. Clair 



MISSIONARY BISHOPS 

James M. Thoburn Isaiah B. Scott 

Joseph C. Hartzell John E. Robinson 

Merriman C. Harris 

HONORARY SECRETARY 
Joseph B. Hingeley 

SECRETARY OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE 
Edmund M, Mills 



ASSISTANT SECRETARIES 



Raymond J. Wade 
Melville E. Snyder 
Valorus F. Brown 
0. Grant Markham 
Edwabd M. Furman 
George B. Clifp- 
Claude B. Sylvester 
Fred H. Willis 
William P. Graham 
Edgar R. Heckman 



Clinton W. Flesher 
John M. Arters 
J. B. Redmond 
George E. Hume 
DoRSEY H. R utter 
Alpha G. Kynett 
Matthew W. Dogan 
C. P. Dorsey 
Frank B. Smith 
Lyford S. Boyd 



DELEGATED GENERAL CONFERENCES 

Member- Annual 

Year Place ship Confs. 

1—1812 New York 90 8 

3—1816 Baltimore 107 9 

3—1820 Baltimore 93 9 

4—1824 Baltimore 125 12 

5—1828 Pittsburgh 176 7 

6—1832 Philadelphia 197 19 

7—1836 Cincinnati 150 22 

8—1840 Baltimore 130 29 

9—1844 New York 180 34 

10—1848 Pittsburgh 134 23 

11—1852 Boston 178 29 

12—1856 Indianapolis 218 38 

13—1860 Buffalo 221 47 

14r-1864 Philadelphia 216 55 

15—1868 Chicago 232 72 

16—1872 Brooklyn* 292 72 

17—1876 Baltimore 365 18 

18—1880 Cincinnati 399 95 

19—1884 Philadelphia 417 96 

20—1888 New York 463 111 

21—1892 Omaha 504 113 

22—1896 Cleveland 538 122 

23—1900 Chicagot 714 122 

24—1904 Los Angeles 701 130 

25—1908 Baltimore 786 131 

26—1912 Minneapolis 821 135 

27—1916 Saratoga Springs, N. Y 835 133 

28—1920 Des Moines, la 837 135 



* Lay Delegates first admitted. 

t Ministerial and Lay Delegates equal in number. 



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DELEGATES BY CONFERENCES 

List of Delegates and Reserve Delegates, Ministerial and Lay, 
Elected to the Twenty-eighth Delegated General Conference 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1920. Arranged 
Alphabetically by Conferences, and giving Post Office Ad- 
dresses, Appointments, or Occupation; also Chairman, 
Number, and General Conference District of the Several 
Delegations. 

N. B. — The Roman numerals after the name of the Conference indi- 
cate the General Conference District to which it belongs ; the Arabic 
numerals, the number of delegates. 

N. B. — Names of Laymen are invariably printed in black face type, 
and the names of Ministers in Romam The number placed before the 
name of a Delegate indicates the order of hio election. Chairmanship 
indicated in parenthesis. 

N. B. — Familiar abbreviations are used, such as 

agt — Agent. li.w. — Housewife. prof — Professor, 

asst — Assistant. man — Manager. pul) — Publisher, 

atty — Attorney. mfr — Manufacturer. r. e. — Real Estate. 

ban — Banker. mcr — Merchant. ret — Retired, 

bd — Board. miss — Missionary. sch — School, 

cor — Corresponding. of — Officer. sec — Secretary, 

col — College. p — Pastor. semi — Seminary, 

d. s. — District Supt. phy — Physician. tea — Teacher, 

ed — Editor. pres — President. trav — Traveling, 
prin — Principal. 

ALABAMA CONFERENCE. VI. 2. 
Delegates: — 

John L. Brasher (chairman), pres. Central Holiness Univ., Uni- 
versity I'urk, la. 
Luther F. Corley, priu. John H. Snead Sem., Boaz.. Ala 
Reserves.— "William Fielder, pres. John H. Snead Sem., Boaz, Ala. 
A. D. Peck, auditiir, Birmingham, Ala. 

ARKANSAS. VIII. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Frederick Getty (chairman), d. s., Siloam Springs, Ark. 
Thomas A. Winkleman, mer., Rogers, Ark. 
Reserves.— Edward M. Dugger, d. s.. Little Rock, Ark. John W. 
Sayer, asst. p. m., h'tuttgart. Ark. 

ATLANTA. VII. 4. 
Delegates : — 

(2) Samuel C. Cunningham, r. e.. Ill S. Broad St., At- 
lanta. Ga. 

(2) Lorenzo IL King, p.. Athintn, (Ja. 

(1) Luther J. Price, mer., R. Atlanta, Ga. 

(1) John P. Wragg (chairman), agt. for the Am. Bible Soc, 
Atlanta, Ga. 
Reserves.— (1) John D. Lovejoy, d. s., Griffin, Ga. (2) E. H. Oliver, 
p., Atlanta, Ga. (2) Steven S. Simmons, tea. and farmer, Lithia 
Springs, Ga. (1) "William C. Strickland, tea. and farmer, Coving- 
ton, Ga. 

BALTIMORE. IV. 12. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Summeriield Baldwin, man., Baltimore, Md. 
(6) Irving O. Ball, man. hotel, Washington, D. C. 
(3) William W. Barnes, d. s.., Baltimore, Md. 

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12 Journal of the General Conference 

(6) Francis R. Bayley, p., Hagcistowii, Md. 

(1) John R. Edwards (chairman), d. s., Washington, 1). C. 

(2) John F. (Joucher, pros. Emeritus (ioucher College, Baltimore, 

Md. 
(4) AVhitford L. McDowell. s;upt. Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(4) David P. Miller, ins., Cumberland, Md. 

(5) James C. Nicholson, p.. Baltimore. Md. 

(1) Oscar J. Randall, Washington, D. C. 

(5) George C. Shannon, phy., Baltimore, Md. 

(2) John T. Stone,' ins.. Baltimore, Md. 

Reserves — (3) A, Roszel Cathcart, ins.. Baltimore, Md. (1) Don 
S. Colt. d. s.. Baltimore. Md. (2) John T. Eusor. d. s., Govans, Md. 
(3) John F. Heisse, p., Baltimore. Md. (1) Charles McK. Saltz- 
man, brigadier general U. S. Army, Washington, D. C. (2) T. Harry 
Ward, farmer, Jarrettsville, Md. 

BENGAL. XV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Miss Mabel Eddy, miss., Lee Memorial Mission, Calcutta, on fur- 
lough. 
Clinton H. S. Koch (chuirmau), d. s., Pakaur, India. 
Reserves. — Mrs. William P. Byers, miss., on furlough. James P. 
Meik, prin. Collins Institute, Bolpur, India. 

BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC. VI. 2. 

Delegates: — 

William C. Matney (chairman), p.. Canton, N. C. 
E. R. Randall, govt, employee, Asheville, N. C. 
Reserves. — William Q. A. Graham, p., Newton, N. C. Robert C. 
Kennedy, ban., Bessemer City, N. C. 

BOMBAY. XV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Albert A. Parker, Sunday school sec, Bombay, India. 
Miss Cora M. Morgan, miss., Godhra. India. 
Reserves. — Miss Lizzie B. Leonard, miss., Igatpuri. India. Arthur 
Richards, miss., Puntamba, India. 

CALIFORNIA. XIV. 12. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Edward P. Dennett (chairman), p., 2234 Atherton, Berke- 
ley, Cal. 

f2) Letris L. Dennett, atty., Modesto, Cal. 
5) William F. McClure, engineer, Sacramento. Cal. 

(3) John Stephens, p., 389 Orchard Si,, Oakland, Cal. 

(6) Clouds B. Sylvester, p., 1215 H St., Modesto, Cal. 
3) John Tunnicliffe, grocerman, San Francisco, Cal. 
1) Lew K. Van Allen, doctor, Ukiah, Cal. 

(2) Carl M. Warner, p., 2215 I St.. Sacramento, Cal. 
RoUa V. Watt, Insurance Co., San Francisco, Cal. 

(4) George W. White, d. s., 3 City Hall Ave., San Francisco, Cal. 

(5) James H. N. Williams, p.. Salt Lake City, Utah. 
(4) Salina Williamson, h. w., Stockton, Cal. 

Reserves. — (3) Horace E. Beeks, ret., address not fixed. (3) 
Edwin E. Grant, Reform Bureau, San Francisco. Cal. (1) Harry E. 
Milnes. d. s., 30.33 Regent St., Berkeley, Cal. (2) Elizabeth Piatt, 
h. w., Berkeley, Cal. (2) Channing A. Richardson, d. s., 912 27th St., 
Sacramento, Cal. (1) Wilbur C. Short, realty, Los Gatos, Cal. 

CALIFORNIA GERMAN. XIII. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Jacob H. Durbahn (chairman), d. s., 1800 N. Harvard, Los Angeles, 

Cal. 
Charles J. W. Koenig, contractor, 520 Church St., San Francisco, 
Cal. 
Reserves. — George Paulman, ret. farmer, 410 Minnesota Ave., R. 1, 
San Jose, Cal. Otto Wilke, ret., 932 N. Normandie, Los Angeles, Cal. 

'Deceased. 



Delegates by Conferences 13 

CENTRAL ALABAMA. VII. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) William J. Echols, undertaker, 412 N. 15th St., Birming- 

ham, Ala. 

(2) Mrs. Arta B. Jones, h. w., 306 Tuttle Ave., Montgomery, 

Ala. 

(1) Edward M. Jones (chairman), field sec. Bd. of Sunday Schools, 

250 S. Jackson St., Montgomery, Ala. 

(2) George W. Lewis, p., 30G N. Warren St., Mobile, Ala. 
Reserves. — (2) Jolm Biifford, carpenter, La Fayette, Ala. (1) 

Ralph M. Davis, p., 005 N. 15th St., Birmingham, Ala. (1) James C. 

Phillips, decorator, 15 N. 43d St., Birmingham, Ala. (2) J. Beverly 

F. Shaw, pres. Central Alabama Inst., Drawer B, West End Sta., 
Birmingham, Ala. 

CENTRAL CHINA. XIV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Hung Chang, instructor, Nanking, China. 

Harry F. Rowe (chairman), act. pres. Nanking Theo. Som., Nanking, 
China. 
Reserves. — Arthur J. Bowen, pres. Nanking Univ., Nanking, China. 
C. C. Liu, instructor, Nanking, China. 

CENTRAL GERMAN. XIII. 4. 

(Ij Charles E. Allinger, jobber, 43251 Earned St. E., Detroit, 

Mich. 
(2) Carl B. Koch, d. s., 3011 Bathgale St., Cincinnati, O. 

(1) Frederick W. Mueller (chairman), d. s., 34 Vancouver Ave., 

Detroit, Mich. 

(2) Charles A. J. Walker, atty., Room 509, Johnston Bldg., 

Cincinnati, O. 
Reserves. — (1) August J. Bucher, ed., 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, O. 
(2) Louis C. Fritsche, man. Meth. Book Con., 420 Plum St., Cincin- 
nati, O. (1) William G. Reiber, mfr., 1596 S. High St., Columbus, 
O. (2) Oscar Rogatsky, p., 523 Segur Ave., Toledo, O. 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS. X. 10. 

Delegates: — 

(4) Edward E. Barbour, phy., Peoria, 111. 

(3) Mrs. Alice M. DuBois, h, w., Roberts, 111. 
(2) John B. Johnson, farmer, Carthage, 111. 

(5) John T. Jones, d. s.. Rock Island, 111. 

(4) William P. MacYey, p., Watseka, 111. 

(1) Charles W. Neitz, hospital supt., Peoria, 111. 

(2) Thomas E. Newland, d. s., Peoria, 111. 

(1) William E. Shaw (chairman), p., Peoria, 111. 

(3) Charles F. W. Smith, d. s., Galesburg, 111. 

(5) Robert Thompson, ban., Bradford, 111. 

Reserves.— (2) Josiah B. Bartle, sec, Canton, 111. (2) Mrs. Ed- 
ward S. Busby, h. w., Illinois City, 111. (1) James E. Millard, r. e.. 
East Peoria, 111. (1) John H. Ryan, d. s., Kankakee, 111. 

CENTRAL MISSOURI. VII. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Luther R. Grant (chairman), d. s., Sedalia, Mo. 
Robert B. Hayes, pres. Geo. R. Smith College, Sedalia, Mo. 
Reserves. — Benjamin F. Abbott, p., St. Louis, Mo. Arsenia M. 
Williams, tea., St. Louis, Mo. 

CENTRAL NEW^ YORK. III. 10. 

Delegates: — 

(2) Francis E. Baldwin, mfr., Elmira, N. Y. 

(2) Wallace E. Brown, p., 141 Comstock PI., Syracuse, N. Y. 
(5) W. Herbert Flaxington, paper dealer, 2115 Midland Ave., 

Syracuse, N. Y. 
(1) Frederick T. Keeney (chairman). 111 Fifth Ave., New York 

City. 



14 Journal of the General Conference 

(1) George Livcrniore, lufr., Ithaca, N. Y. 

(4) J. ArtliTir Loyster, mfr., Cazeuovia, N. Y. 

(3) EdniiiiKl M. Mills, d. s.. 101 Comstock Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

(3) William Nottingliam, atty., 604 University Ave., Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

(5) Eli Pittman. area sec, Fayette Park Bldg., Syracuse, N. Y. 

(4) Philip H. Riegel, d. s., Elmira, N. Y. 

Reserves. — (3) Courtney C. Avery, mfr.. Auburn, N. Y. (1) 
Lyford S. Boyd, p., Penn Yan, N. Y. (2) Victor S. Britten, d. s., 229 
clarendon St., Syracuse, N. Y. (1) Everett W. Ferguson, farmer, 
Seneca Castle, N. Y. (2) J. Willis Hinman, ban., Clyde, N. Y. 

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA. IV. 12. 
Delegates:— 

(3) Herbert T. Ames, atty., Williamsport, Pa. 

(3) Edgar R. Heckruau, d. s., Harrisburg, Pa. 

(4) George G. Hutchison, farmer. Warriors Mark, Pa. 

(4) Horace L. Jacobs, d. s., Lowistown, Pa. 

(6) Fred L. Pattee, prof., State College, Pa. 

(1) Michael B. Rich, man., Woolrich, Pa. 

[2) John S. Souser, d. s., Shamokin, Pa. 
James B. Stein, p., Altooiia. Pa. 

;i) Emory M. Stovens (chairman), d. s., Altoona, Pa. 

(5) Elias Z. Wallowcr, railways, Harrisburg, Pa. 
(5) Alvin S. Williams, p.. Roaring Springs, Pa. 

(2) James S. Williams, accountant. Roaring Springs, Pa. 
Reserves.— (1) Sterling W. Dickson, atty.. Berwick. (2) Augus- 
tus A. Fasdick, p., Tyrone. I'a. ( 1 I Barnett H. Hart, p., Williamsport, 
Pa. (3) Mrs. Carrie J. Jeffries, h. w. (2) George B. Keim, sales- 
man, Lewiston, Pa. (.3) W. W. Willard, p.. Warriors Mark, Pa. 

CENTRAL PROVINCES. XV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

David G. Abbott (chairman), d. s., Raipur, India. 
Abdul Rahim, instructor, Narsinghpur, India. 
Reserves. — Steadman Aldis. d. s., Basim, India. Mrs. Alma H. 
Holland, miss., on fuilough. 

CENTRAL SWEDISH. X. 2. 
Delegates:— 
Henry Eckland, arch., Moline, III. 

Frank A. Lundberg (chairman), pres. Swedish M. E. Theo. Sem., 
Evanstun, 111. 
Reserves.- Andrew G. Berg, mer., Chicago, 111. Wilhelm C. 
Bloomquist, d. s., Chicago, 111. 

CENTRAL TENNESSEE. VI. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Horace P. Keathley (chaiiman), d. s., McLemoresville, Tenn. 
Elmatham H. Steinman, man., Collinwood, Tenn. 
Reserves.— Caffee W. Clayton, p.. Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Elmer H. 
STarrell, prin. Collegiate Inst., McLemoresville, Tenn. 

CHICAGO GERMAN. XIII. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Herman R. Boese, atty.. 2905 Galena St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

(1) William Essliuger, p.. 15U6 Clifton Park Ave., Chicago, 111. 

(2) Julius A. Jandie (chairman), d. s., 2318 Cold Spring Ave., 

Milwaukee, Wis. 
(1) Charles E. Waterman, mer., Dalton, 111. 
Reserves. — (1) Ferdinand Bornhuetter, mer., Kenosha. Wis. 
(1) Charles W. Hertzler, prof. Sem., Berea, O. (2) Julius A. Mulfinger, 
d. 8., 054 Oakdale Ave., Chicago, 111. (2) George E. Weinreich, mer., 
2510 Ballou St., Chicago, 111. 

CHILE. XIV. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Roberto Elphick (chairman), p., Concepciou, Chile. 



Delegates by Conferences 15 

Mrs. Mary R. Harrington, preceptress Concepcion College, Con- 

cepcion, Chile. 
ReserTcs.— W. (J. Ptiaum, piin. Iquique English College, Iquique, 
Chile. Eugenio Ortiz, theo. student, Los Andez, Chile. 

COLORADO. XIV. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(4) Orrin W. Aumau, d. s., 211! Guardian Trust Bldg., Denver, 

Colo. 

(1) David W. Aupperle, farmer, Grand Junction, Colo. 

(3) James A. Beebe, pres. Iliff 8ch. of Theology, Denver, Colo. 

(2) Charles H. Bliss, farmer, Greeley, Colo. 

(5) Ervin N. Edgerton, d. s., Grand Junction, Colo. 

(1) David D. Forsyth (cliairman), sec. Bd. Home Miss. & Ch. Ex., 

Arch St., I'hiladelphia, Pa. 

(4) L. Wirt Markliam, r. e., Lamar, Colo. 

(2) Charles L. Mead, p., Denver, Colo. 

(5) Robert B. Spencer, ed.. Fort Morgan, Colo. 

(3) Arch H. White, dept. clerk Colo. Supreme Court, Denver, 

Colo. 
Reserves.— (2) Miss Cinta C. Dillon, oflBce sec, Denver, Colo. 

(2) Charles W. Haiu'hor. d. s., I'ueblo, Clo. (1) Frank R. HoUenback, 
d. s., Denver, Colo. (."I) Ira E. Lute, Y. M. C. A. sec, Denver, Colo. 

(3) Arthur F. Ragat/i, sec Western Agency Am. Bible So., 216 T. M. 

C. A. Bldg., Denver, Colo. (1) Egbert B. Simmons, Y. M. C. A. 
sec, Denver, Colo. 

COLUMBIA RIVER. XV. 8. 
Delegates : — 

(2) Robert L. Brainard, ed., Wardner, Ida. 

(3) William H. II. Forsyth, p., The Dalles, Ore. 

(3) Edward Jeklin, mer., Spokane, Wash. 

(4) Frederick G. B. Kemp, atty., Wenatchee, Wash. 
(2) John W. MfDougall, p., Spokane, Wash. 

(1) Harold O. Perry (chairman), p., Moscow, Ida. 

(1) Alby W. Rugg, ban., Pendleton, Ore. 

(4) Andrew Warner, p., Sunnyside, Wash. 
Reserves.— (1) William E. Armfield, agt. of the Endowment Assn., 
Spokane, Wash. (2) David H. Cox, r. e., Walla Walla, Wash. (1) 
John L. Hughes, mer., North Yakima, Wash. (2) Robert Warner, p., 
Wenatchee, Wash. 

DAKOTA. XII. 8. 
Delegates : — 

(4) Orien E. Boyce, p., Huron, S. D. 

(1) John S. Hoagland (chairman), d. s., Sioux Falls, S. D. 

(2) John P. Jenkins, vice-pres. Dakota Wesleyan Univ., Mitchell, 

S. D. 

(1) Ulysses G. Johnson, r. e., Redfieid, S. D. 
(4) James M. Johnston, ban., Bradley, S. D. 

(2) Bert F. Myers, farmer, Salem, S. D. 

(3) Gary T. Notson, exec sec M. E. Hospital. Mitchell. S. D. 
(3) Mrs. Alice M. Pringle, h. w., Bridgewatcr. S. D. 

Reserves.— (3) James S. Harkncss, d. s., Mitchell, S. D. (3) 
William T. McConnell, ban.. Wessington Springs. S. D. (1) William 

D. Schermerhorn, pres. Dakota Wes. Univ., Mitchell, S. D. (2) William 
S. Shepherd, d. s., Watertown, S. D. (2) William N. Skinner, 
circuit judge, Watertown, S. D. (1) Stephen E. Wilson, atty., Hot 
Springs, S. D. 

DELAW^ARE. VI. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(3) David H. Hargis, d. s., Bridgeville. Del. 

(4) Mrs. Mary E. Jackson, instructor, Wilmington, Del. 
(4) James W. Jewett, d. s., Salisbury, Md. 

(2) Thomas H. Kiah, priu. Princess Anne Academy, Princess 

Anne, Md. 
(2) Horatio W. Jones, instructor. Princess Anne Academy, 

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(1) Charles A. Tindlej- (chairman), p., Philadelphia, Pa. 

(3) George L. Waters, mer., Bridgeville, Del. 

(1) Herbert S. Wilson, supervisor colored schools, Fairmount, 
Md. 
Reserves. — (2) Frederick H. Butler, p., Philadelphia, Pa. (1) 
Clarence T. Cottman, priu., Marion, Md. (3) John T. Fletcher, d. s., 
Germantown, Pa. (2) Mrs. Julia B. Johnson, phy., Yonkers, X. Y. 
(3) Daniel J. Pinkett, instructor, Princess Anne, Md. (1) James H. 
Scott, d. s., Philadelphia, Pa. 

DENMARK. 11. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Anton Bast (chairman), d. s., Rigensgade 21, Copenhagen, Den- 
mark. 
Johannes M. K. Munch, builder, Nexo, Denmark. 
Reserves. — S. N. Gaarde, d. s., Alcksandra Gade S, Odcnse, Denmark, 
Kristian Rosendahl, printer, Esbjorg, Denmark. 

DES MOINES. IX. 12. 
Delegates : — 

(4) Willis H. Cable, d. s., Council Bluffs, la. 

(3) George F. Carpenter, Chariton, la. 

(6) EdTvard B. Evans, atty., Des Moines, la. 

(5) Edgar M. Evans, d. s., Des Moines, la. 

(6) Elmer E. Higley, p., Des Moines, la. 

(1) John L. Hillman (chairman), pres. of Simpson Col., 

Indianola, la. 

(4) Everett W. Pierce, Deuison, la. 

(2) Melvin R Talley, d. s., Atlantic, la. 

(5) William A. Turner, atty., Clarinda, la. 

(2) Thomas R. Watts, ban.. Grand Junction, la. 
(1) Elbert W. Weeks, atty., Guthrie Center, la. 

(3) Fred N. Willis, p., Indianola, la. 

Reserves. — (1) Allen A. Thompson, d. s., Boone, la. (2) Frank 
Dunning, ban., Bedford, la. (o) Jay Kirkendall, d. s., Corning, la. 
(1) Aaron V. Proudfoot, atty., Indianola, la. (2) Anthony E. 
Slothower, p., Jefferson, la. (3) Fay Smith, r. e., Council Bluffs, la. 

DETROIT. XI. 16 
Delegates : — 

(6) William J. Blood, lumberman, Owosso, Mich. 

(5) Henry P. Bush, School Com., Caro, Mich. 

(4) William H. Campbell, mfr., Aipena, Mich. 

(6) Edwin D. Dimond, d. s., Flint, Mich. 

(1) George Elliott (chairman), area supt. of Home Miss., Detroit, 

Mich. 

(3) Howard A. Field, p., Flint. Mich. 

(4) Walter R. Fruit, d. s., Detroit, Mich. 

(2) Mrs. Elizabeth M. Glass, h. w., Saginaw, Mich. 
(8) Charles O. Hoyt, prof., Ypsilanti, Mich. 

(5) Dewitt C. Littlejohn, p. Calumet, Mich. 

(1) Anson L. Parker, r. e., Detroit, Mich. 

(2) Merton S. Rice, p., Detroit, Mich. 

(7) Mrs. Jane B. Robinson, Detroit, Mich. 

(8) D. Stanley Shaw, p.. Port Huron, Mich. 
(7) H. Lester Smith, p., Detroit, Mich. 

(3) Edward S. Taylor, grocer, Pickford, Mich. 

Reserves. — (3) Benjamin F. Cummings, contractor, Flint, Mich. 
(1) John Dystant, d. s., Bay City, Mich. (2) Harry B. Earhart, oil 
refiner, Ann Arbor, Mich. (2) Frank F. Fitchett, ed. Michigan Chris- 
tian Advocate, Detroit, Mich. (1) Charles W. Leech, lumberman, 
Detroit, Mich. (3) Arthur W. Stalker, p., Ann Harbor, Mich. 

EAST GERMAN. XIII. 2. 
Delegates: — 

William J. Kurth, atty., Boston, Mass. 
John G. Lutz (chairman), d. s., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Reserves.— J. H. Bachmeier, mer., Brooklyn, N. Y. Jacob Suter, 
p., Brooklyn, N. Y. 



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EAST MAINE. I. 4. 
Delegates :— 

(2) James H. Gray, d. s., Bangor, Me. 

(2) Abram W. Harris, sec. B'd Educ, 150 Fifth Ave., N. Y. 

(1) Leon F. Higgins, pres. State Seuate, Brewer, Me. 

(1) Albert E. Morris (chairman), p., Bangor, Me. 

Reserves. — (1) Mrs. Carrie S. Baldivin, h. \v., Baugor, Me. (2) 
Walter S. Cobb, mfr., Calais, Me. (2) William D. Geuge, p., Bau- 
gor, Me. (1) Albert E. Luce, d. s., Bangor, Me. 

EAST TENNESSEE. VI. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Samuel M. Clark, phy., Knoxville, Teun. 

Judson S. Hill (chairman), pres., Morristown Normal College, Mor- 
ristovvn, Teun. 
Reserves.— Ulysses G. Froe. Benjamin J. Martin, p., Pulaski, Va. 

EASTERN SOUTH AMERICA. XIV. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Fred A. Barroetavena (chairman), p., Froles Charge, Avvellanda 

2538, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
Henry J. Risler, mer., Calle San Martin 80, Cordoba, Argentina. 
Reserves. — Herbert P. Coates, mer., Montevideo Uruguav. Heurv 

C. Falloch, d. s., Calle, Belgrano 355, Baha'i Blanca, 

Argentina. 

EASTERN SW^EDISH. I. 2. 
Delegates : — 

Gerhard Becker, overseer of poor, Worcester, Mass. 
Herman Young (chairman), d. s., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Reserves. — John Molander, ret. mer., Brooklyn, N. Y. Carl A. 
Seaberg, p., New York, N. Y. 

ERIE. III. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(2) John F. Black, d. s., North East, Pa. 
(5) J. Palmer Burns, d. s., Meadville, Pa. 

(4) William A. Elliott, educator, Meadville, Pa. 

(1) Herbert A. Ellis (chairman), d. s., Jamestovpn, N. Y. 

(3) William P. Graham, p.. North Girard, Pa. 

(1) Walter M. Pierce, educator, Ridgeway, Pa. 

(3) Byron A. Walker, mfr., Erie, Pa. 

(2) George T. Weingartner, atty.. New Castle, Pa. 
(5 Charles E. Welch, mfr., Westfield, N. Y. 

(4) Norris A. White, p., Franklin, Pa. 

Reserves.— (2) Herbert G. Eaton, oil and gas, Warren, Pa. (1) 
Samuel W. McDowell, phy., Pittsville, Pa. (1) Daniel A. Piatt, 
d. s., Kane, Pa. (2) Ivan E. Rossell, p., Little Valley, N. Y. 

FINLAND. II. 2. 
Delegates: — 
Anders E. Hannelln, railway official, Ojamla-Karlsby, Finland. 
George A. Simons (chairman), supt. Russian Miss., 150 Fifth Ave., 
New York, N. Y. 
Reserves.— Karl Hurtig, p. ed., Helsingfors, Finland. Kustaa A. 
Sallinen, e^, Tammerfors, Finland. 

FLORIDA. VIL 4. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Henry W, Bartley, d. s., Orlando, Fla. 
(2) Garfield D. Rogers, tailor, Bradentown, Fla. 
(1) J. Harvey Smith, phy., Jacksonville, Fla. 
. (1) James S. Todd (chairman), d. s., Jacksonville, Fla. 
Reserves. — (2) Bessie M. Garrison, instructor, Gainesville, Fla. 
(2) James P. Patterson, p., St. Augustine, Fla. (1) James P. Patter- 
son, Jr., phy., Jacksonville, Fla, (1) Sherman P. Pratt, d. s., Jackson- 
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FOOCHOW. XIV. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Hu ("aik Haug/ d. s., Lekdii, China. 

(2) Ho Sien Ing, iiistiuetor, Foocliow, China. 

(1) Ralph A. Ward (chairman), assoc. sec. for China, Board of 
Foreign Missions, New York. 

(1) Miss Ruby Sia, instructor, Foochow, China. 

Reserves. — (1) George S. Miner, instructor, Foochow, China. (2) 
Chao Ming Chen, instructor, Lungstien, China. (1) Ngnia Giong 
Sing, instructor, Foochow, China. (2) Harry W. Worley, miss., Fut- 
sing, China. 

GENESEE. III. 12. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Ray Allen, d. s., Rochester, N. T. 

(3) Alton M. Blake, mer., Naples, N. Y. 

(5) Daniel M. Calkins, mfr., 277 Barrington St., Rochester, 

N. y. 

(5) Samuel J. Clarksou, p., Lockport, N. Y. 

fl) Frederick H. Coman (chairman), d. s., Buffalo, N. Y. 
4) Isaac H. Crocker, p., Olean, N. Y. 

(4) George M. Eiss, mer., 235 Morris Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

(6) Charles E. Guthrie, gen. sec. Epworth League, Chicago, 111. 
(6) Thomas W. Larkin, mfr., LeRoy, N. Y. 

(2) Horace G. Ogden. p., Rochester, N. Y. 

(1) liOuis M. Potter, mfr., Hamburg, N. Y. 

(2) Edwin E. Stone, wholesale grocer, Wellsville, N. Y. 
Reserves.— (2) Robert E. Brown, p., Rochester, N. Y. (3) J. G. 

Casnor, Portville, N. Y. (2) William W. Day, mer., Brighton 
Station, Rochester, N. Y. (3) Charles X. Hutchinson, d. s., Olean, N. 
Y. (1) Dell L. Tuttle, sales agt., 93 Crescent Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 
(1) Charles W. Walker, p., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

GEORGIA. VI. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Edmund J. Hammond (chairman), d. s., 336 Hemphill Ave., At- 
lanta, Ga. 
Mrs. Frederick D. Leete, h. w., 63 Ponce de Leon Ave., At- 
lanta, Ga. 
Reserves. — Okey J. Carder, p., 63 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 
Burr Stokoe, Fitzgerald, Ga. 

GULF. VI. 2. 
Delegates: — 

George M. King, lumberman. Lake Charles, La. 
Frank W. Loy (chairman), d. s., Jennings, La. 
Reserves. — Robert T. Pynes, p., Marshall, Tex. John W. Vogau, 
dentist, Alvin, Tex. 

HINGH^VA. XIV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Mrs. Elizabeth F. Brextrster, supt. Rebecca McCabe Orphanage, 

Hinghwa, China. 
F. Stanley Carson (chairman), miss, in charge. Hinghwa, China. 
Reserves. — Mrs. F. Stanley Carson, miss., Hinghwa, China. George 
W. Hollister, miss, in charge, Sieuyu, China. 

HOLSTON. VI. 6. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Sam C. Brown, judge, Athens, Tenn. 
(3) George T. Byrd, p., Bristol, Tenn. 

(2) William Z. Harshberger, Johnson City, Tenn. 
(1) James M. Melear (chairman), ed., Athens, Tenn. 

(1) Mrs. John A. Patten, h. w., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

(2) Robert L. Stapleton, d. s., Johnson City, Tenn. 
Reserves.— (2) John S. Burnett, field agt. Univ., Chattanooga, 

Tenn. (3) Burton M. Martin, p., Knoxville, Tenn. (1) James A. 

'Deceased. 



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Mitchell, d. s.. Chattanooga, Tenn. (3) M. S. Roberts, phy., Knoxville, 
Tcun. (1) William B. Townsend, mfr . Townsend, Tenn. (2) 
William A. Wright, tea., Johnson City, Tenn. 

IDAHO. XV. 4. 

Delegates: — 

(1) James E. Baker (chairman), d. s., Gooding, Ida. 

(1) Edward C. S. Brainard, ban.. Tayctte, Ida. 

(2) Clarence H. WTiite, Chautauqua pies., Boise, Ida. 
(2) William A. Winters, p., Caldwell, Ida. 

Reserves. — (2) J. W. Doe, chiropractor, Burley, Ida. (2) J. W. 
Miller, licld agt.. Gooding Col., Gooding Ida. (1) D. L. Young, atty., 
Boise, Ida. (1) F. L. Wemett. p., Idaho I alls, Ida. 

ILLINOIS. X. 16. 

Delegates: — 

(7) Eugene M. Antrim, d. s., Springfield, 111. 

(7) Francis M. Austin, educator. Bloomington, 111. 
(2) James C. Baker, p., Urbana, 111. 

(1) Ira B. Blackstock, farm mgr., Springfield, 111. 
")) Jeannette L. Dalbey, farm mgr., Taylorvillc, 111. 

I) William J. Davidson, Theo. Prof., Evanston, 111. 

(6) Merle N. English, d. s., Decatur, 111. 
(5) Thomas N. Ewing, p., Springfield, 111. 

(2) Clarence C. Grimmett, mer.. Palmyra, III. 

(5) Benjamin F. Kagey, insurance, Tuscola, III. 

(8) Francis A. McCarty, p., Quincy, 111. 

(4) Samuel A. Murdock, mer.. Champaign, 111. 

(8) D. La Fayette Musselman, pres. Business, Col., Quincy, 111. 

(4) Josei)h C. Nate, d. s.. Champaign, 111. 

(3) Hershel R. Suavely, atty., Marshall, 111. 

(1) Joseph W. Van Cleve (chairman), gen. sec. Com. of Finance, 

740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 
Reserves.— (3) Wilbur D. Fairchild, d. s., Mattoon, 111. (1) Isaac 
A. Love, atty., Danville, 111. (2) John Kissack, farmer. Farmer City, 
111. (1) Edv.in G. Sandmeyer, p., Charleston, 111. (3) Salmen M. 
Sheldon, farmer, Sharpsburg, lU. (2) Benjamin F. Shipp, d. s., 
Bloomington, 111. 

INDIANA. XI. 14. 

Delegates: — 

(2) Mrs. Anna B. Adams, h. w., Bloomington, Ind. 

(2) Charles E. Bacon, d. s., Y. M. C. A., Indianapolis, Ind. 

(7) Layton C. Bentley, p., Viucennes, Ind. 

(7) Earl R. Conder, atty., Indianapolis, Ind. 

(6) Williami M. Green, mer.. Rising Sun, Ind. 

(5) Alfred F. Hughes, col. pres., Evansville, Ind. 

(1) Harry W. Kemp, trav. salesman. New Albany, Ind. 

(3) Edward E. Love, trav. salesman, Worthington, Ind. 

(5) Mary B. Nichols, h. w., Petersburg, Ind. 

(3) James F. O'Haver, d. s., Vincennes, Ind. 

(4) John C. Shirk, ban., Brookville, Ind. 

(1) John M. Walker (chairman), d. s., Connersville, Ind. 
(4) John S. Ward, d. s., Evansville, Ind. 

(6) Elbert R. Zaring, ed., Chicago, 111. 

Reserves. — (3) Frank C. Baugh, bank., Evansville, Ind. (1) 
William B. Farmer, p., Indianapolis, Ind. (2) Morton A. Farr, d. s.. 
New Albany, Ind. (2) L. C. Griffith, mer., Seymour, Ind. (3) John 
Ragle, p., Nashville, Ind. (1) Charles S. Woods, phy., Indianapolis, 
Ind. 

lOW^A. IX. 6. 

Delegates: — 

(3) Hiram F. Gilbert, organizing agt. Iowa Conf. Permanent Fund, 
Mount Pleasant, la. 

(2) John W. Hancher, asso. sec. Bd. of Education, 150 Fifth Ave., 

New York, N. Y. 

(1) Horace M. Havner, atty. gen. Iowa. Marengo, la. 

(2) Albert N. Jarvis, r. r. mail clerk, 910 Leebrick St., Burling- 

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(3) Elza E. Phelps, business mgr. Iowa Wes. Col., Mount 

Pleasant, la. 
(1) Ulysses S. Smith (chairman), pres. Iowa Wes. Col., Mount 
Pleasant, la. 
Reserves.— (2) George L. Minear, d. s.. Mount Pleasant, la. (2) 
Jacob D. O'Dell, loc. p., "Webster, la. (1) Thomas Osborn, p., Center- 
ville, la. (1) George E- Wail, dept. supt., Muscatine, la. 

ITALY. II. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Carmelo Rapicavoli, captain in the Italian Army, Via Firenze 

38, Rome, Italy. 
Bertrand M. Tipple, p., Via Fireuze 38, Rome, Italy. 
Reserves.— Gugliemo Angiolillo, atty.. Via Malaria 30, Rome, 
Italy. Alfredo Taglialatela, director of Theological Semi- 
nary, Via Firenze 38, Rome. Italy. 

KANSAS. VIII. 16. 
Delegates: — 

(4) Jacob R. Copple, ban., Burlington, Kaa 
(1) 'Walter A. Cook, ban.. Garrison, Kan. 

!7) Harry A. Gordon, p.. Independence, Kan. 
5) Henry O. Holter, p., Topeka, Kan. 

(1) Wiley A. Keve (chairman), p., Atchison, Kan. 

(2) John' Maclean, d. s., Atchist)n, Kau. 

(6) O. Grant Markbam, col. dean, Baldwin, Kan. 

(8) John Marshall, justice Supreme Court, Topeka, Kan. 

(8) John M. McClelland, p., Manhattan, Kan. 

(3) Harry A. Flougbe, farmer. Perry, Kan. 

(4) George E. Satterlee, p., Pittsburg, Kan. 

(6) James A. Stavely, d. s., Kansas City, Kan. 

(2) J. Lutber Taylor, ban., Pittsburg Kan. 

(5) William G. Tulloss, ban., Rantoul. Kan. 

(7) Frank M. "Wiley, phy., Fredouia, Kan. 

(3) Christian B. Zook, d. s., Topeka, Kan. 

Reserves.— (1) J. D. Bender, Holtou, Kau. (3) Samuel L. Buck- 
ner, p., Fort Scott, Kan. (2) Samuel J. Heatou. d. s.. Independence, 
Kan. (3) Samuel A. Lougb, col. pres.. Baldwin, Kan. (2) Mrs. 
Jennie McMillan, hotel keeper. Baldwin, Kan. (1) Benson M. 
Powell, endowment sec. Conference Claimants, Baldwin, Kan. 

KENTUCKY. V. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Alvin S. Bennet, Chr. Workmen's Compensation Board, 
Louisville, Ky. 

(1) Emery R. Overley (chairman), d. s., Newport, Ky. 

(2) William W. Shepherd, d. s., Wilmore, Ky. 

(2) Silas Wesley, mer. and fur.. Bethel Ridge, Ky. 
Reserve.— (1) William H. Davenport, d. s., Ashland, Ky. (2) Fred 
Hess, mer., Louisville, Ky. (2) James M. Litterai, d. s., Covington, 
Ky. (1) Jobn Venn, employee Methodist Book Concern, Ludlow, Ky. 

KIANGSI. XIV. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Chi-ping Hu (chairman), Conf. evangelist, Kiukiang, China. 
Mrs. Ren-yin Mei, trav. sec. W. C. T. U., Kiukiang, China. 
Reserves.— Miss Ida Kabn, phys., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
Carleton Lacy, d. s., Kiangsi Dist., Kiukiang, China. 

KOREA. XIV. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Tong "Won Abn, mer., Pyengyang, Korea. 

(2) Ynng S. Kim, lay preacher, Chemulpo, .Korea. 

(1) Wi'.liam A. Noble (chairman), p., Seoul, Korea. 

(2) Oh Kui Syun, p., Chemulpo, Korea. 

Reserves. — (2) Elmer M. Cable, Bible Translation Board, Seoul, 
Korea. (2) Tai O. No, instructor, Namyang, Korea. (1) Cbun T. 
No, instructor, Seoul, Korea. (1) Kim Yu Soon, p., Madison, N. J. 



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LEXINGTON. VII. 6. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Joseph H. Carroll, phy., Columbus, O. 
(3) Richard A. Crolley, clerk, Chicago, 111. 

(2) Mrs. Mahalia Leggett, h. w, Jeffersontown, Ky. 

(1) John B. Itedmoiid (chairman), d. s., Paris, Ky. 

(3) D. E. Skelton, d. s., Columbus, O. 

(2) Elam A. White, d. s., Cincinnati, O. 

Reserves. — (1) Dennis A. Bethen, phy., Terre Haute, Ind. (2) 
Gloster K. Bryant, p., Chicago, 111. (3) Mrs. L.ydia Delaney, b w., 
Chicago, 111. (2) Miss Carrie Murray, instructor, Paris, Ky. (1) 
John W. Robinson, p., Chicago, 111. (3) W. J. White, p. Liexington, Ky. 

LIBERIA. VI. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Benjamin J. K. Anderson, government surveyor, Monrovia, Li- 
beria. 
John H. Reed (chairman), prin. Caroline Donovan Industrial Insti- 
tute, Grand Bassa, Liberia. 
Reserves.— Isaac W. Holder, d. s., Monrovia, Liberia. Philip F. 
Simpson, com. of internal revenue, Ashland, Liberia. 

LINCOLN. VII. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Griffin G. Logan (chairman), d. s., Topeka, Kan. 
Samuel A. Hayes, shipping clerk, 1415 North Ninth 'St., Kansas 
City, Kan. 
Reserves. — John O. Murphy, d. s., Muskogee, Okla. Charles L. 
"White, mer., box 248, Boley, Okla. 

LITTLE ROCK. VII. 4. 

Delegates: — 

(1) James M. Cox (chairman), pres. Philander Smith College 

Little Rock, Ark. 

(2) Lewis G. Hodges, d. s.. Pine Bluff, Ark. 

(1) Mrs. Hilda M. Nasmyth, supt. Adeline Smith Home, Little 

Rock, Ark. 

(2) Isaac W. "Whitmore, instructor, Little Rock, Ark. 
Reserves. — (1) Henry P. Coulter, p., Stamps, Ark. (1) Mrs. Annie 

G. Freeman, Pine Bluff, Ark. (2) Alfred T. Stephens, p.. Pine Bluff, 
Ark. (2) Thomas M. Thornton, farmer, Forrest City, Ark. 

LOUISIANA. VII. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Aaron W. Brazier, phy.. New Orleans, La. 

(3) W. Scott Chinn, p., Alexandria, La. 

(4) William J. Huntley, business mgr. Southwestern Christian 

Advocate, New Orleans, La. 
(1) Paul W. Kinchen, letter carrier, Shreveport, La. 

(1) Thomas B. O'Ville (chairman), d. s., Monroe, La. 

(3) Frank B. Smith, atty., New Orleans, La. 

(2) Calvin S. Stanley, d. s., New Orleans, La. 

(4) John W. Turner, d. s.. Lake Charles, La. 

Reserves. — (1) Alfred L. Fleet, mer., Baton Rouge, La. (2) John 
A. Landry, p.. New Orleans, La. (3) William J. M. Price, d. s., Alex- 
andria, La. (2) Joseph A. Reddiz, instructor, Darrow, La. (1) 
Thomas F. Robinson, p., New Orleans, La. 

MAINE. I. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) John M. Arters (chairman), d. s., Portland, Me. 

(1) Leverett D. Bristol, phy., Augusta, Me. 

(2) D. B. Holt, d. s., Auburn, Me. 

(2) Miss H. Louise Perry, supt. Deaconess Home, Portland, Me. 
Reserves.— (2) Gerald Clifford, dent., Portland, Me. (1) Frank 
H. Hall, p., Bath, Me. (2) Edward H. Post, p., Bath, Me. (1) Wal- 
ter E. Russell, teach., Gorham, Me. 



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MALAYSIA. XV. 2. 
Delegates: — 

William T. Cherry (chairman), pub, agt, Singapore', S. S. 
Goli Hood Keng, supervisor Auglo-Chiuese JSchool. 
Reserves.^ — Khoo Cheng Hoe, lay preacher Anglo-Chinese School, 
Peuaug, S. S. James M. Hoover, d. s., Sibu, Sai-awak, Borneo. 

MEXICO. XIV. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Levi B. Salmans, phy., Guanajuato, Mexico. 
Victoriano D. Baez (chairman), d. s., Apt. 39, Queretaro, Mex. 
Reserves. — Carlos Laguna, tea., Puebla, Mex. James P. Hauser, 
Apt. 315 Bis, Mexico City, Mex. 

MICHIGAN. XI. 14. 
Delegates: — 

(4) George A. Brown, p., Coloma, Mich. 

(4) John C. Coburn, gen. sec. Y. M. C. A., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

(1) Loren D. Dickinson, Lieut.-Gov. Michigan, Charlotte, Mich. 

(2) Arthur W. Huckle, ed., Reed City, Mich. 

(1) Hugh Kennedy (chairman), exec. sec. Centenary, 418 6th St., 

Detroit, Mich. 

(5) Patrick J. Maveety, cor. sec. Frcedmen's Aid Soc, 420 Plum 

St., Cincinnati, O. 

(6) Robert E. Meader, p., Ionia, Mich. 

(2) William H. Phelps, d. s., 423 W. Michigan St., Lansing, Mich. 

(5) Mrs. Louie B. Scidmore, h. w., Niles, Mich. 

(7) Maurice G. Skinner, dent., Lansing, Mich. 

(6) Leon L. Tyler, supt. schools. Traverse City, Mich. 

(3) John C. Willits, p., Lansing, Mich. 

(7) Clark S. Wheeler, d. s., Big Rapids, Mich. 

(3) Lewis T. Wilniarth, mfr.. Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Reserves. — (1) Samuel Dickie, pres. Albion Col., Albion, Mich. 

(2) Martin L. Fox, p., Kalamazoo. Mich. (1) William F. Kendrick, 
d. s., Grand Rapids, Mich. (3) John C. Ketchum, Master State 
Grange, Hastings, Mich. (2) Mrs. Jennie McNeil, librarian, Lansing, 
Mich. 

MINNESOTA. XII. 8 
Delegates: — 

(4) Frank Doran (chairman), d. s., 1457 Blair St., St. Paul, Minn. 

(2) William H. Gold, ban.. Redwood Falls, Minn. 

(4) Gilbert Guttersen, pres. Wilhelm Oil Co., Hampden Ave., 

St. Paul, Minn. 
(1) Henry C. Jennii'gs, gen. agt. Methodist Book Concern, Aurora, 

Route 3, Ore. 

(8) Samuel F. Kerfuot, pres. Hamline Univ., St. Paul, Minn. 

(1) Guy E. Maxwell, pres. State Normal School, Winona, Minn. 

(3) Byron O. Mork, phys., Worthingtou, Miuu. 

(2) John W. Taylor, d. s., 1G07 Van Buren St., St. Paul, Minn. 
Reserves.— (1 ) Guvbert A. Calioon, Mankato, Minn. (3) Frank A. 

Cone, d. s., 71G Exchange Bank Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. (3) Henry J. 
Kuhn, Mankato, :\linn. (2) John F. D. Meighen, atty., Albert Lea, 
Minn. (1) Carl F. Miller, business man, St. Paul, Minn. (2) Robert 
B. Stansell, p., St. Paul, Minn. 

Note. — Henry C. Jennings was unanimously chosen to lead the Minne- 
sota Delegation, but resigned on account of ill health. 

MISSISSIPPI. VII. 6. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Malachi Collins, undertaker. Meridian, Miss. 

(3) Edward L. Gordon, State sec. T. M. C. A., Dallas, Tex. 

(1) William W. Lucas (chairman), field sec, Epworth League, 

iierldian, Miss. 

(2) William McMorris, d. s., Meridian, Miss. 

(1) Joseph B. Randolph, pres. Haven Institute, Meridian, 
Miss. 

(3) James M. Shumpert, p., Vicksburg, Miss. 

Reserves.— (3) Edwin "W. Barnes, atty.. Canton, Miss. (2) John 
W. Harris, instructor, Meridian, Miss. (3) W. L. Marshall, p., Co- 



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lumbia, Miss. (1) D. L. Morgan, d. s., Natchez, Miss. (2) George 
W. Smith, p., Canton, Miss. (1) Robert B. "Williams, mer., Bolton, 

Miss. 

MISSOURI. VIII. 6. 
Delegates: — 

(1) William F. Burris (chairman), d. s., 2221 Felix St., St. 
Joseph, Mo. 

(1) Claude Purdue Dorsey, ed., Cameron, Mo. 

(2) Charles J. English, d. s., Brookfield, Mo. 

(3) Ben F. Jones, d. s., 2802 Olive St., St. Joseph, Mo. 

(3) Frank Jones, Stanberry, Mo. 

(2) Thomas M. Long;muir, Hammond Packing Co., St. Joseph, 
Mo. 
Reserves. — (2) A. R. Cobnrn, r. e., Chillicothe, Mo. (2) Cameron 
Harmon, pres. Missouri Wesl. Col., Cameron, Mo. (1) G. L. Low, 
r. e., St. Joseph, Mo. (1) Emmett L. Robinson, p., Brookfield, Mo. 

MONTANA. XV. 2. 

Delegates : — 

Charles E. Avery, atty., Anaconda, Mont. 
Edward Smith (chairman), d. s., Bozeman, Mont. 
Reserves.— Elmer E. Collins, atty., Billings, Mont. (1) Charles 
D. Crouch, p., Helena, Mont. 

NEBRASKA. IX. 18. 
Delegates: — 

(9) Elmer M. Avery, Chautauqua mgr.. University Place, Neb. 

(8) Clyde Clay Cissell, d. s., Omaha, Neb. 

(4) John N. Dryden, atty., Kearney, Neb. 

(2) William A. Fellers, lumberman, Chester, Neb. 
(6) Claud J. Fennel, photographer, (i!olumbus. Neb. 

(9) Edward M. P'^urman, d. s., University Place, Neb. 

(6) James R. Gettys, field sec. Conf. Claimant Fund, University 

Place, Neb. 

(3) Marvin E. Gilbert, d. s., Kearney, Neb. 

(8) Anton Hansen, hardware dealer, Upland, Neb. 

(2) George W. Isham, area Cent, sec, Omaha, Neb. 

(5) John Lewis, insurance, Omaha, Neb. 

(4) Titus Lowe, p., Omaha, Neb. 

(5). Charles W. McCaskill, p., Hastings, Neb. 

(7) Albert Allen Randall, p., Peru, Neb. 

(3) Charles H. Randall, ban., Randolph, Neb. 

(1) Isaac B. Schreckengast (chairman). Chancellor Neb. Wesl. 

Univ., University Place, Neb. 
(1) George M. Spurlock, atty., York, Neb. 
(7) Thomas T. Young, ret. farmer, Ashland, Neb. 
Reserves. — (1) Melville D. Cameron, ban., Omaha, Neb. (2) 
Frank Chad wick, farmer. Quick, Neb. (3) Frank Defoe, ban., 
Tecumseh, Neb. (1) W. Edward J. Gratz, p., Lincoln, Neb. (3) James 
W. Kirkpatrick, d. s., Holdrege, Neb. (2) Henry G. Langley, p., Central 
City, Neb. 

NEWARK. II. 12. 
Delegates: — 

(5) Fred Clare Baldwin, p.. East Orange, N. J. 
(3) Morris S. Daniels, mer., Newark, N. J. 

(3) Dorr F. Diefendorf, p., Newark, N. J.- 

(5) John E. Fisher, mfr. agent, Cranford, N. J. 

(6) Fred J. Hubach, d. s., Plainfield, N. J. 

(1) James R. Joy, ed. The Christian Advocate, Plainfield, N. J. 

(2) G. Rowland Munroe, counsel Anti-Saloon League, Newark, 

N. J. 
(2) Charles F. Sitterly, prof. Drew Theological Seminary, Madi- 
son, N. J. 

(4) S. Earl Taylor, cor. sec. Board of Foreign Missions, New 

York. 
(1) Ralph B. Urmy (chairman), p., Newark, N. J. 
(4) George G. Vogel, d. s., Newark, N. J. 



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(6) Mri. May Leonard Woodrnff, cor. sec. Woman's Home 
Missionary Society, Allendale, N. J. 
Reserves. — (1) Stephen S. Day, Ins., ret., Morristown, N. J. 
(3) J. G. Patton, ret., Paterson, N. J. (1) W. W. Westcott, p., 
Perth Amboy, N. J. (2) Joseph Walker, mfr., Irvington, N. J. (2) 
Clarence C. Woodruff, d. s., Paterson, N. J. (3) John 11. Wright, d. s., 
Jersey City, N. J. 

NEW ENGLAND. I. 12. 

(1) Lauress J. Biruey (chairman), dean Boston University School 

of Theology, Boston, Mass. 

il> Frank C. Dunn, man., Gardner, Mass. 
2) C. Oscar Ford, d. s., Springfield, Mass. 

(6) J. Franklin Knotts. asst. to Chancellor American University, 
Washington, D. C. 

(2) Edgar C. Linn, r. e., Brookline, Mass. 
(6) George C. Melville, Swampscott, Mass. 
(5) Leo A. Nies, p., Worcester, Mass. 

(3) Webster H. Powell, d. s., Melrose, Mass. 

(3) William T. Rich, Newtonville, Mass. 

(4) Miss Alice M. Robertson, Boston, Mass. 

(5) Howard W. Selby, Springfield, Mass. 
(4) Louis C. Wright, p., Springfield, Mass. 

Reserves. — ('i) Edgar J. Helms, p., S9 Shawmut Ave., Boston, Mass. 
(2) Frank D. Howard, man., Springfield, Mass. (o) Charles H. J. 
Kimball, Boston, Mass. (1) Lemuel II. iMurlin, pres., Boston Univer- 
sity, Boston, Mass. (1) Silas Peirce, ban., Boston, Mass. (2) Charles 
E. Spaulding, d. s., Worcester, Mass. ^ 

NEW^ ENGLAND SOUTHERN. I. 6. 
Delegates: — 

(1) James I. Bartholomew (chairman), area sec. Centenary, Bos- 

ton, Mass. 

(2) William H. Bath, d. s., Norwich, Conn. 

(2) Harrison T. Borden, r. e.. New Bedford, Mass. 

(3) Jacob F. Cooper, d. s.. Providence, R. I. 

(1) Everett J. Horton, mer., Providence, R. I. 
(3) Stephen A. Prentis, man.. New London, Conn. 
Reserves.— (2) L. L. Mitchell, engineer, Taunton, Mass. (2) 
R. S. Moore, p.. New Bedford, Mass. (1) J. H. Newland, d. s., New 
Bedford, Mass. (3) S. H. Perry, salesman, Danielson, Conn. (3) 
G. G. Scrivener, p.. South Manchester, Conn. (1) B. F. Thurston, 
ed., Newport, R. I. 

NEW^ HAMPSHRE. I. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Edgar Blake (chairman), cor. sec. Board of Sunday Schools, 
Chicago, 111. 

(1) George A. Fairbanks, ret man., Newport, N. H. 

(2) Adolphus Linfield, d. s., Tilton, N. H. 

(2) Richard E. Wilder, phy., Whitefield, N. H. 
Reserves.— (2) T. Ross Hicks, d. s., Dover, N. H. (2) Bertram 

A. Powers, ad. man., Kccne, N. H. (1) Harry B. Sanborn, R. R. 
Clerk, Gofifstown, N. H. (1) Albert L. Smith, p., Plymouth, N. H. 

NEW^ JERSEY. II. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Harry P. Bennett, circulation man. The Christian Advocate, 

Long Branch, N. J. 

(4) James D. Bills, d. s.. Ocean Grove, N. J. 

(1) John R. Mason (chairman), sec. Centenary Fund and Preach- 

ers' Aid Society, Riverton, N. J. 

(2) William E. Massey, ban., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

(4) Charles C. Read, mer., Camden, N. J. 

(1) Edward S. Sheldon, ban., CoUingswood, N. J. 

(5) Harold P. Sloan, p., Bridgeton, N. J. 

(3) Melville E. Snyder, d. s., Trenton, N. J. 

(2) Alfred Wagg, d. s.. Millville, N. J. 

(5) Wilfred B. Wolcott, atty., Merchantville, N. J. 



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Reserres. — (1) Alexander Corson, d. s., Camden, N. J. (2) Furman 
A. DeMaiis, p., Asbury Park, N. J. (3) Edgar Y. Dobbins, mer., 
Camden, N. J. (2) Elwood Jobnson, mer., Atlantic City, N. J. (3) 
James William Marshall, v-pres. Ocean Grove Association, Ocean Grove, 
N. J. (1) W. A. Sweeney, ed., Red Bank, N. J. 

NEW MEXICO. XIV. 2. 
Delegates : — 

S. Alonzo Bright (chairman), d. s., Albuquerque, N. Mex. 
Frank H. H. Roberts, col. pres., E. Las Vegas, N. Mex. 
Reserves. — Harry A. Bassett, d. s., Albuquerque, N. Mex. Modesto 
C. Ortiz, atty., Albuquerque, N. Mex. 

NEW YORK. II. 12. 
Delegates: — 

(4) William. H. Anderson, State Supt. Anti-Saloon League, 

Yonkcrs, N. Y. 
(6) Richard E. Bell, p., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
*(5) William H. Brooks, p.. New York, N. Y. 
(3) H. Westlake Coons, atty., Ellenville, N. Y. 

(3) James R. Day, chancellor Syracuse University, Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

(5) Harry H. Fleming, atty., Kingston, N. Y. 

(1) Wallace MacMullen (chairman), d. s., New York, N. Y. 

(6) Chester A. Smith., court stenographer, Peekskill, N. Y. 

(2) William J. Stitt, man., New York, N. Y. 

(2) Ezra S. Tipple, pres. Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, 

N. J. 
(1) W^illiam H. Van Benschoten, atty., New York. 

(4) Richard E. Wilson, p., Ossining, New York. 
Reserves.— (3) T. H. Baragwanath, p., Kingston, N. Y. (1) H. 

S. Corney, ban., Beacon N. Y. (1) George W. Grinton, d. s., Kings- 
ton, N. Y. (2) A. M. Scriber, journalist, Monticcllo, N. Y. (3) 
L. E. Woolsey, phy., Hancock, N. Y. (2) H. E. Wright, d. S., New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

NEW YORK EAST. II. 14. 
Delegates: — 

(4) Frank L. Brown, sec. World Sunday School Association, 

New York N. Y. 

(7) Arthur J. Crawford, laundry owner, 214 Crown St., New 

Haven, Conn. 

(5) Elmer A. Dent, area sec. Centenary Conservation, New York, 

N. Y. 
(1) David G. Downey (chairman), book ed. The Methodist Book 
Concern, New York, N. Y. 

(6) W. Wofford T. Duncan, p., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(7) Wallace H, Finch, p., Stamford, Conn. 

(1) Frank A. Home, Warehousing, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(4) Abram S. Kavanagh, d. s., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(2) Joseph B. Morrell, shipping, Northport, L. I. 

(3) Frank M. North, coi\ sec. Board of Foreign Missions, New 

York, N. Y. 

(2) Ernest G. Richardson, d. s., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(5) John Roberts, mer., Stamford, Conn. 

(3) Henry Wade Rogers, judge U. S. District Court of Appeals, 

New Haven, Conn. 

(6) Alfred P. Sloan, man., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Reserves. — (2) Otho F. Bartholow, p., Mount Vernon, N. Y. (2) 
Mrs. Horatio Berry, h. w., Brooklyn, N. Y. (1) James K. Holmes, 
sui)t. Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. C!) Alonzo C. 
Monagle, salesman, Brooklyn, N. Y. (1) Charles L. Vanghan,' 
Astoria, L. I. 

NORTH CAROLINA. VI. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Robert E. .lones (chairman), editor of Southwestern Christian 
Advocate, New Orleans, La. 

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(1) Robert B. McRary, r. e., I^xington, N. C. 

(2) Robert W. Winchester, p., Grecusboro, N. C. 

(2) William B. Windsor, educator, Greensboro, N. C. 
Reservea.— (2) H. L. Ashe, p.. Winston-Salem, N. C. (1) J. A. 
McCrea, educator. Reidsville. N. C. (1) S. A. Peeler, d. 8., Laurin- 
burg, N. C. (2) C. M. Williams, educator. 

NORTH CHINA. XIV. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Wei Fing Ch'en, man. ed. Chinese Christian Advocate, 10 

Woosung lid., Shanghai, China. 
(1) George L. Davis (chairman). Peking Dist. Missy, in charge, 

M. E. Mission, Peking. China. 

(1) Cliing C. Wang, director Peking Hankow Ry., Peking, 

China. 

(2) Hon Cliai Wang, sec. Kaiian Mining Co., Tientsin, China. 
Reserves— (2) Tien L. Ch'en, Y. M. C. A. sec, Y. M. C. .A., 

Tientsin, China. (1) Perry O. Hansen, on furlough, 150 Fifth Ave., 
New York City. (1) Kno CLao Hsi, circulation mgr. Peking Daily 
News, Peking, China. (2) Chih P. Wang, Y. M. C. A. sec, Tientsin, 
China. 

NORTH DAKOTA. XII. 6. 
Delegates:— 

(3) Samuel F. Half yard, p.. Devils Lake, N. D. 
(3) Ricliard A. Lathrop, mer., Hope. N. D. 
(1) Charles A. Pollock, atty., Fargo, N. D. 

(1) Edward P. Robertson (chairman), col. pres.. Grand Forks, 

N. D. 

(2) Howard E. Simpson, prof. State Univ., Grand Forks, N. D. 
(2) Charles E. Vermilya, d. s., Bismarck. N. D. 

Reserves.— (1) James Anderson, d. s., Fargo, N. D. (2) Charles 
Gnnthrope, r. e., Edgclov. N. D. (3) Jchn P. Jackson, r. e., Bis- 
marck, N. D. (2) T. Arthur Olson, d. s., Minot. N. D. (3) George H. 
Quiglev, d. s., Minot, N. D. (1) Jarvis H. Tompkins, r. e., Minot, 
N. D. 

NORTH GERMANY. XHI. 4. 
Delegates:— 

(2) Hermann W. Meyer, d. s., Zwickau, Saxony, Georgenstr., 

Germany. 
(2) Ferdinand Reiher, purchasing agt.; Plauen i. Vgtld., Less- 

ingstr. 116, Germany. 
(1) Heinrich Schaedel (chairman), d. s., Berlin-Steglitz, 

Nommsenstr. 49a, Germany. 

(1) Heinrich Stehl, govt, employee, Oberzwehren bei Cassel, 

Germany. 
Reserves. — (2) Alfons Brose, mer., Osnabruck, Heinrichstr. 14, 
Germany. (2) Otto Goericke, mer.. Radebeul-Dresden. Kronprinz- 
enstr. 23, Germany. (1) Bernhard Keip, p., Stettin, Deutsche Str. 48, 
Germany. 

NORTH INDIA XV. 6. 

(2) Jashwant R. Cliitnmbar, d. s.. Lucknow. India. 

(2) Noel K. Mnkerji, tea.. Rae Eareli. India. 

(3) Clement D. Rockey, prof. Tbeo. Seui., Bareilly. India. 
(3) George J. Shaiv, tea., Lucknow, India. 

(1) George H, Thomas, banister, Lucknow, India. 

(1) John X. West (chaiiiiiaii ) d. s., Budaon. India. 
Reserves. — (2( Brenton T. Badlcy, Ex. Sec. Centenary. Lucknow, In- 
dia. (21 John J. Cornelius, piof.. Lucknow, India. (.'!) Mrs. John 
O. Denning, miss.. Gonda, India. (•'!( RuLert I. Faurctt. miss, on fur- 
lough, Delaware. O. ( 1 ) Nathaniel Jordan, tea., Moradabad, India. 
(1) Ganga N. Shukla, Pub. house, Lucknow, India. 



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NORTH INDIANA. XI. 14. 
Delegates: — 

(G) Charles W. Beecher, ban., Peru, Ind. 

(4) Mrs. W. H. Chandler, h. w., PeLnville, Ind. 

(2) Fred B. Fi.shor, associate sec, Bd. For. Miss., 150 Fifth Ave., 

Now York. 

(6) William B. Freelaud, d. s., Wabash, lud. 

(1) Frank W. Greene, infr. and salesman, Syracuse. Ind. 

(4) George R. Grose, col. pres., Greencastle, Ind. 

(5) Freelaiul A. Hall, d. s., Kokomo, Ind. 

(3) Wallace W. Martin, d. s.. Fort AVayne, Ind. 

(7) Arthur (J. Neal, p., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

(5) Charles H. Neff, business man. newspaper, 307 W. Twelfth 
St., Anderson, Iiul. 

(2) Elwood Starbnck, mfr., 1218 Packard Ave., Fort Wayne, 

Ind. 
(1) Ravmond J. Wade (chairman), d. s., Elkhart, Ind. 

(3) C. li. VTalters, atty., Decatur, Ind. 

(7) Ora F. Ward, mfr., 11 S. Sixteenth St., Richmond, Ind. 
Reserves. — (1) William T. Arnold, p., Kokomo, Ind. (2) Horace 

L. Burr, atty., Newcastle, Ind. (3) Daniel H. Guild, p., Elkhart, Ind. 
(3) Mrs. Martha J. Mellinger, evangelist, Logansport, Ind. (1) 
Marion B. Stults, pres. Trust Co., Huntington, Ind. (2) Warren W. 
Wiant, p., Newcastle, Ind. 

NORTH MONTANA. XV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Miss E. Augusta Ariss, supt. Deaconess Hospital, Great Falls, 

Mont. 
John A. Martin (chairman). Great Falls, Mont. 
ReserTCB. — Ernest O. Hedrick, ban., Lewistown, Mont. William 
W. Van Orsdel,^ d. s., (Jreat Falls, Mont. 

NORTH-EAST OHIO. V. 22. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Frank A. Arter, ret., 605 Scofield BIdg., Cleveland, O. 
(11) George H. Brown, mfr., 15620 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, O. 

(2) John G. Cooper, congressman, Youngstown, O. 

(8) Mrs. Mary Carr Curtiss, student sec, Salem, O. 
(10) Wilbur E. Hammaker, p., Youngstown, O. 

(3) Friend I. Johnson, Centenary sec, 74 Jay St., Columbus, O. 
(5) Arthur R. Hoover, mfr., Avery, O. 

(5) Frank W. Luce, d. s., 339 New Guardian Bldg., Cleveland, O. 

(4) William H. McMaster, col. pres.. Alliance, O. 

(6) Isaac E. Miller, d. s., Youngstown, O. 

(10) Edwin S. Nail, lumber dealer, Mansfield, O. 

(11) George W. Orcutt, d. s., Wooster, O. 

(3) John O. Pew, ret. mfr., Ravenna, O. 

(7) Jenard J. Phillips, supt. schools. Gallon, O. 

(7) John S. Secrcst, d. s., Akron, O. 

(9) John M. Shafer, p., Sebring. O. 

(8) John C. Smith, d. s., Norwalk, O. 

(4) Harry A. Truesdale, mfr.. Conneaut, O. 

(1) Ernest L. Waldorf (chairman), p., Euclid Ave. and 30th St., 

aeveland, O. 

(2) John J. Wallace, ed., 524 Penn. Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

(9) Frank L. Wells, atty., Wellsvillc, O. 

(6) George P. Wilcox, n tired man., Ozark, O. 
Reserves. — i'.',) Edmond L. Brovrn, broker, Youngstown, O. (2) 
Howard K. Hilberry, d. s., Steubcuville, O. (1) Edwin Kirby, p., Cam- 
bridge, O. (L!) James L. La-wrence, farmer, Harlem Springs, O. 
(1) Walter E. Myers, atty., 1878 Farmington Road, E., Cleveland, O. 
(1) Sheridan B. Salmon, p., Warren, (). 

NORTHERN GERMAN. XIII. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Herman L. Gerlicher, mfr., Winona, Minn. 



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Jacob J. Hoffman (chairman), prof. Central Holiness Univ., Uni- 
versity Park, la. 
Reserve.— H. H. Korpliage, mer., St. Paul, Minn. 

NORTHERN MINNESOTA. XH. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(1) George M. Berry, Hector. Minn. 

(3) James B. Bradshaw, mer., Minneapolis, Minn. 

(2) Charles W. Burns, p.. 010 Summit Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

(4) John C. Craig, d. s., 1404 Blair St., St. Paul, Minn. 

(1) Joseph B. Hingelej- (chairman), cor. sec. Bd. Conf. Claimants, 

1101 Garland Bldg., Chicago. 111. 

(3) William C. Hodgson, d. s., Duluth. Minn. 

(2) Harry F. Michael, mer., Brainard. Minn. 

(4) Merrill C. Tifft, atty., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Reserves. — (1) 'William L. Smithies, sec. Interchurch Council, 
Duluth, Minn. (1) Milton P. Burns, supt. Dept. Cities Bd. Home Miss. 
& Ch. Ex., Philadelphia, Pa. (2) William C. Lee, d. s., 1636 Blair St., 
St. Paul, Minn. (2) Joseph H. Morton, mer., Minneapolis, Minn. 
(3) Thomas W. Stout, p., Fergus Falls, Minn. (3) Joseph S. UUand, 
ban., Fergus Falls, Minn. 

NORTHERN NEW^ YORK. III. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(1) William M. Caldwell (chairman), d. s.. Rome, N. Y. 
(4) Charles E. Dixon, mer., Oriskany Falls, N. Y. 

(3) Samuel J. Greenfield, field sec. Conference Claimants, New 

York, X. Y. 

(3) MUton W. Holt, man., Lowville, N. Y. 

(2) Duane C. Johnson, d. s., Watertown, N. Y. 

(2) William S. H. Keefe, mer.. Fort Covington. X. Y. 
(1) Edwin R. Redhead, ban., Fulton, X. Y. 

(4) George F. Shepherd, p., Watertown, X. Y. 

Reserves.— ( 2 ) Fred K. Felshaw, atty., Antwerp, X. Y. (2) 
Eugene H. Joy, d. s., Malone. X. Y'. (1) Herbert W. Markham, d. s., 
Herkimer, X. Y. (1) J. Orley Stranahan, phys.. Home, X. Y. (3) 
Fred £. Sxveetland, ban., Oswego, X. Y. 

NORTHERN SWEDISH. XII. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Andrew Anderson (chairman), d. s.. Marinette, Wis. 
John S-wanson, mer. Minneapolis, Minn. 
Reserves. — Carl O. S-wanson, Marquette, Mich. Knut M. Wilkins, 
p., Marquette, Mich. 

NORTHWEST GERMAN. XIII. 2. 

Delegates: — 

George A. Buss, grain elevator, Rockham, S. D. 
John L. Panzlau (chairman), p., La Crosse, Wis. 
Reserves.— Carl A. Mauer, salesman, Le Mars, la. Fred H. Thiel, 
p., Charles City, la. 

NORTHWEST INDIA. XV. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Benson Baker (chairman), d. s., Meerut, India. 

(2) Henry B. Gray, mer., Mussoorie, India. 

(2) G. L. Lorenzo, asst. S. S. secy., Lucknow, India. 

(1) Masih C. Singh, prof., Lucknow, India. 
Reserves.— (2) Harvey R. Calkins, sec. Centenary Conservation Com- 
mission, Chicago, 111. (1) Samuel John, elk., Cawnpore. India. (1) 
Mott Keislar, d. s., Muttra, India. (2) Mrs. Edna Keislar, miss., 
Muttra, India. 

NORTHWEST INDIANA. XI. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(4) Thomas J. Bassett, p., Hammond, Ind. 

(5) William M. Blanchard, col. prof., Greencastle, Ind. 
(1) Marvin Campbell, mfr. & ban.. South Bend, Ind. 
(4) William E. Carpenter, ban., Brazil, Ind. 



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(1) Henry L. Davis (chairman), d. s., South Bend, Ind. 

(2) John W. Harrison, mfr., Attica, lud. 

(3) Fred W. Hixson, col. pres.. Chattanooga, Tenn. 
(3) C. Oliver Holmes, ban., Gary, Ind. 

(2) Ernest C. Wareiug, ed., Cincinnati, O. 
(5) John J. Wilson, p.. Brook, Ind. 

Reserves.— (3) Edwin W. Dunlavy, p., Frankfort, Ind. (3) 
AVilliam E. Eppert, coal operator, Terre Haute, Ind. (1) J. W. 
Gardner, farmer, Reynolds, Ind. (2) William E. McKenzie, d. s.. La 
Fayette, Ind. (1) Benjamin McKey, newspaper, Lebanon, Ind. (1) 
Demetrius Tillotson, d. s., Crawfordsville, Ind. 

NORTHAVEST lOAVA. IX. 10. 

(3) Otto F. Bartz, ed., Sheldon, la. 

(4) Charles H. Beacham, ban., Farnhamville, la. 

(4) Orville M. Bond, d. s., Fort Dodge, la. 
(2) Herbert Clegg, d. s., Clear Lake, la. 

(2) Perry C. Holdoegel, senator, Rockwell City, la. 

(3) Hubert E. Hutchinson, p., Sioux City, la. 

(5) E. A. Morling, atty., Emmetsburg. la. 

(1) Frank E. Mossman (chairman), col. pres., Sioux City, la. 

(1) Edward W. Oates, lumber and grain, Storm Lake, la. 

(5) Frederick C. Taylor, p., Spencer, la. 

Reserves.— (2) A. Hutchison, atty., Algona, la. (3) Joseph C. 
Lockin, Aurelia. la. (2) David A. McBurney, d. s., Sioux City, la. 
(1) David W. Smith, insurance, Fort Dodge, la. (1) John B. Trim- 
ble, d. s., Sioux City, la. 

NORTHW^EST KANSAS. VIII. 6. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Charles C. Andrews, ban., Norcatur, Kan. 

(2) George R. Hall, d. s., Salina, Kan. 

(1) A. H. King, dean Kansas AVesleyan University, Salina, Kan. 

(1) Lawrence A. McKecver (chairman), d. s.. Hays, Kan. 

(3) Clarence E. Rarick, instructor, Hays, Kan. 
(3) Maurice L. Wickman, p., Concordia, Kan. 

Reserves.— (2 1 Larkin B. Bowers, pres. Kansas Wesleyan Uni- 
versitv, Salina, Kan. (3) C. Allen Kemp, evangelist, Winona. Kan. 
(1) John T. S. Reed, ban., Lindsborg, Kan. (1) Milton G. Terry, 
d. s., Salina, Kan. (2) Mrs. John E. Tice, h. w., Beloit, Kan. 

NORTHWEST NEBRASKA. IX. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Edwin D. Gideon (chairman), d. s.. Ainsworth, Neb. 
Walter S. Rogers, lumber mer., Ainsworth, Neb. 
Reserves.— Olin S. Baker, d. s., Chadron, Neb. Winfred L. Mills, 

mer., Gordon, Neb. 

NORWAY. II. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Magnus Sagedahl, wholesale mer., Schwensensgale 4, Kristiania, 

Norway. 
Oscar Svendsen (chairman), p.. Stavanger, Norway. 
Reserves.- Julius Holstad, p., Drammen, Norway. Oscar A. Ol- 
sen, wholesale mer., Nygaden 25, Stavanger, Norway. 

NORWEGIAN AND DANISH. X. 2. 

Delegates: — 

John J. Moe, mer., Duluth, Minn. 

Nels E. Simonsen (chairman), pres. Theol. Sch., Evanston, 111. 

Reserves Jorgen Holstad, mfr., 1306 Ninth St., S., Minneapolis, 

Minn. Charles W. Scheveuius, d. s., Chicago, 111. 

OHIO. V. 12. 

Delegates : — , „ 

(6) John C. Arbuckle, field agt. Worthingtou Children's Home, 

Shephard, O, 



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(4) Miss Carrie Barge, sec. Dept. Field Work W. H. M. So., 

Delaware, O. 

(2) John T. Breece. mfr.. rnrtsmouth. O. 

(1) Thomas H. Camplu'll (chaiiaian ). d. s., Columbus. O. 

(3) Ernest H. Cherringtcn, i ub. mgr.. Westerville, O. 
(6) James W. Deffenbangh, atty., Lancaster, O. 

(5) James R. Fields, p.. Mouut Sterling, O. 
(5) John S. Graham, farmer, (Granville, O. 

(3) John W. HolTman, pres. O. W. U., Delaware, O. 
(2» Thomas W. Lorko.' d. s., Columbus. O. 

(1) John P. Phillips, Sr., attv.. Chillicothe, O. 

(4) Herbert Sett. p.. Zanosvill;^. O. 

Reserves. — (3) E. Dow Bancroft, Centenarv worker. Columbus, 
O. (1) Burt D. Evans, p..^ Columbus. O. (3) Jonathan B. Hawk. d. s., 
Portsmouth, O. (1) David W. Jones, corporation promoter, Colum- 
bus, O. (2) Wesley Montgomery, contractor, Newark, O. (2) 
Edward R. Stafiford, p., Delaware, O. 

OKLAHOMA. VIII. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(41 Josiah W. Al.el. p.. Tulsa. Okla. 

(2) Horac-e B. Collins, d. s., Oklahoma City, Okla. 

(5) Loren D. Corning, p.. Sand Springs. Okla. 

(5) Christian F. Eberlee, mer.. Deer Creek, Okla. 
(1) John Embry, atty., Oklahoma City, Okla. 

(1) I. Frank Roaeh (chairman), p., Oklahoma City, Okla. 

(3) William M. Short atty.. Fort Worth. Tex. 

(4) Warren L. Stevick, phys., Nowata. Okla. 

(3) John E. Thackrey, d. s., Tulsa. Okla. 

(2) W. H. Wilcox, atty.. Stillwater. Okla. 

Reserves.— (2) Joseph E. Coe, p., Bartlesville. Okla. (2) W. W. 
Jones, r. e.. Bartlesville. Okla. (3) John E. Nissley, Y. M. C. A. 
worker. Guthrie, Okla. (1) H. J. Stover, ban., Pond Creek, Okla. (1) 
Harry S. White, d. s., Enid, Okla. 

OREGON. XV. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Richard N. Avison. p., Salem. Ore. 

(2) Ulysses G. Dubach, tea.. Corvallis, Ore. 

(4) Bnrgess Ford, tea.. Stay ton. Ore. 

(1) Thomas B. Ford.' d. s.. The Hubbard Bldg., Salem. Ore. 
(1) Leonard S. Hopfield, atty.. McMinnville, Ore. 

(3) David H. Leech, p.. Eugene. Ore. 

(3) Clarence A. Meeker, atty., Medford. Ore. 

(4) Joshua Stausficld. p.. Taylor and 12th St.. Portland. Ore. 

(1) William W. Youngson (chairman), d. s.. 691 E. 62nd St., N., . 

Port hind. Ore. 
Reserves. — (2) George F. Billings, insurance, Ashland. Ore. (1) 
Robert H. Hughes, ed. Advocate. Portland, Ore. (3) Bernice Van 
Balza, h. w.. Springfield. Ore. (1) Clarence True Wilson, Bd. T., P. & 
P. M., 207 Penn Ave., S. E., Washington, D C. 

PACIFIC GERMAN. XIII. 2. 

Louis Gaiser (chairman i. p.. Rosalia. Wash. 
Robert Wentsch, tailor, Walla Walla, Wash. 
Reserves.— William Ganger, farmer, Edwall, Wash. August F. 
Hilmer, d. s., 233 East Seventh St., Spokane, Wash. 

PHILADELPHIA. IV. 14. 

(6) Solon D. Bansher, mfr., Reading. Pa. 

(2) George H. Bickley. d. s.. Philadelphia. Pa. 

(1) Charles M. BosweJl (chairman), cor. sec, M. E. Hospital, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

(3) G. Bicklev Burns, d. s., Philadelphia. Pa. 

(1) Frederick R. GiUinder, atty.. Philadelphia, Pa. 

(7) William H. G. Gould, atty., Ardmore, Pa. 

'Deceased. 



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(8) J. Lincoln Hall, pub., Philadelphia, Pa. 
(4) George W. Henson, d. s., Philadelphia, Pa. 

(6) Alpha G. Kynett, Centenary Representative Board of Home 

Missions and Church Extension, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(4) William W. Mast, mer., Coatesville, Pa. 

(2) Leander W. Munliall, evangelist, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(3) Samuel S. Pick, ret. mer., Millersburg, Pa. 

(7) Charles W. Straw, d. s., Frankfort, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(5) John G. Wilson, d. s., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Reserves. — (3) Albert M. Breneman, mer., Lancaster, Pa. (1) 
Miss Snsan Lodge, instructor, Philadelphia, Pa. (2) Thompson W. 
McKinney, p, Coatesville, Pa. (1) Edward 8. Niude, p., Germantown, 
Pa. (2) Samnel Shaxr, ret.. Lansdale, Pa. (3) John Watchorn, sec. 
City Miss. Soc, Philadelphia, Pa. 

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. XV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Andres Pascnal, atty., Navotas, Rizal, P. I. 

Marvin A. Rader (chairman), d. s., Manila, P. I. 
Reserves. — Jose C. Garces, mer., Narvacan, I. Sur, P. I. Ernest S. 

Lyons, miss., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

PITTSBURGH. IV. 12. 
Delegates : — 

(2) William F. Conner, d. s., King Edward Apts., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
(1) Robert F. Hopwood, atty., Uniontown, Pa. 

(4) Elmer L. Kidney, atty., Bergor Bid?., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

(6) James W. Kinnear, atty., Oliver Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

(4) William S. Lockard, d. s., Bellefield Dwellings, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

(5) Daniel L. Marsh, p., 929 Aoabeim St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

(3) Peter W. Morgan, ban., Wilmerding, Pa. 

(5) William Price (chairman), ban., Diamuck Blk., Pittsburgh, 

Pa. 

(1) .Joseph B. Risk, d. s., 406 Center Ave., Aspinwall, Pa. 

(3) Nolnn H. Sanner, p., 1250 Peermont Ave., Dormont, Pitts- 

burgh. Pa. 

(2) Samuel M. Smitb, atty., Waynesburg, Pa. 

(6) Arthur Staples, p., 735 South Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. 
Reserves. — (3) William A. Arnold, phys., 410 Moorewood Ave., 

Pittsburgh, Pa. Appleton Bash, area sec, 524 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. (2) David Flannigan, Conf. Evan., Pittsburgh, Pa. (2) Harvey 
Henderson, atty., Berger Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. (1) Norman H. 
Humphreys, lumber, Johnstown, Pa. 

PUGET SOUND. XV. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Cbauncey E. Beach, educator, Olympia, Wash. 

(1) James E. Crowther (chairman), p., Seattle, Wash. 

(4) Albert S. Elford, insurance, 1057 Summit Ave., X., Seattle, 

Wash. 

(2) Jabez C. Harrison, d. s., Olympia, Wash. 

(2) Frederick A. Hazeltine, journalist. South Bend, Wash. 

(4) D. Roland Martin, d. s., Tacoma, Wash. 
(1) Noah D. Pollom, mer., Tacoma, Wash. 

(3) Robert J. Reid, p., Seattle, Wash. 

Reserves. — (2) John M. Canse, d. s., Bellingham, Wash. (1) Ar- 
thur S. Corey, ins., Chehalis, Wash. (3) Charles L. Holt, phy., 
Bellingham, Wash. (1) Edward H. Todd, col. pres., Tacoma, Wash. 
(2) Florence Twidwell, deaconess, Montesano, Wash. 

ROCK RIVER. X. 16. 
Delegates : — 

(8) Edward B. Crawford, d. s.. 234 Hinckley Ave., Rockford, 111. 

(5) Cecil C. Darnall, mfr., 225 N. Cuyler Ave., Oak Park, 111. 

(3) George W. Dixon, capitalist, 425 S. Wells St., Chicago, 111. 

(6) Thomas K. Gale, d. s., Jolict. 111. 

(4) Henry S. Hcnschen, ban., 4224 Hazel Ave., Chicago, 111. 
(8) Thomas F. Holgate, educator, Evanston, 111. 

(1) William T. Jennings, ban., Sterling, 111. 



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(7) Perley Lowe, lumberman, 332 S. Michigau Ave., Chicago, 111. 

(6) John B. Meacham, atty., 118 S. Center St., Joliet, 111. 

(4) James M. Phelps, p., 411 Clayton St., Waukegan, 111. 

(2) 'William M. Shimmin, mer., Rockford. 111. 

(5) Charles M. Stuart, pres. Garrett B-b. Inst., 621 Foster St., 

Evanston, 111. 

(7) Polemus H. Swift, d. s., 4326 Grand Blvd., Chicago, 111. 

(3) J. S. Ladd Thomas, p., 641 N. Central Ave., Chicago. 111. 

(1) John Thompson (chairman), supt. City Miss., 58 E. Washing- 

ton St., Chicago, 111. 

(2) William R. ^Vedderspoon. p.. 4611 Ellis Ave., Chicago. 111. 
Reserves.— (3) R. Clarence Brown, r. e., 20 N. La Salle St., 

Chicago, 111. (2) Charles K. Carpenter, p., 1724 Sunnvside Ave., 
Chicago, 111. (1) Allison F. Clark, d. s., 58 E. Washington St.. 
Chicago, 111. (1) Edwin H. Forkel, mgr., 740 Rush St.. Chicago, 111. 
(2) Miss Emma A. Robinson, sec. Junior I^-ague, 9648 Vanderpool 
Ave., Chicago, 111. (3) Harry F. Ward, prof. Union Theol. Sem., New 
York City. 

SAINT JOHNS RIVER. VI. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Dorsey H. Rutter (chairman), p., St. Augustine. Fla. 
Albert R. Welsh, r. e., St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Reserves. — C. W. Kinne, r. e., Jacksonville, Fla. J. J. Tread- 
well, d. s., St. Augustine, Fla. 

SAINT LOUIS. VIII. 8. 
Delegates : — 

(4) Stephen B. Campbell, d. s., St. Louis, Mo. 

(3) William G. Clinton, d. s., Sedalia, Mo. 

(1) Joseph M. M. Gray (chairman), p., Kansas City, Mo. 

(1) John W. Jenkins, mer., Kansas Citv, Mo. 

(2) William W. King, d. s., Kansas City, Mo. 

(4) Fred R. Long, business, St. Louis, Mo. 

(2) Fielding P. Sizer, lawyer and ban., Monett, Mo. 

(3) Joseph S. Walker, mine operator, Joplin, Mo. 
Reserves.— (1) Albert D. Ball, d. s., Springfield, Mo. (3) Henry E. 

Benning, trav. salesman, Marshfield, Mo. (1) Herbert Bruner, 
Springfield, Mo. (2) B. F. Crissman, d. s.. St. Louis, Mo. (3) AVilliam 
R. McCormack, p., Springfield, Mo. (2) Henry C. Rnshmore, sales- 
man, Kansas City, Mo. 

SAINT LOUIS GERMAN, XIII. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(2) George Boesch, mer.. Burlington, la. 

(2) William F. Isler, p., St. Louis, Mo. 

(1) Oscar A. Knehans, atty.. Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

(1) Eugene Weiffenbach (chairman), education, Warrenton. Mo. 
Reserves.— (2) J. Geisler, d. s., Belleville, 111. (1) Albert L. Koe- 
necke, d. s., St. Louis, Mo. (2) Charles Rnthenberger, mer., Mus- 
catine, la. (1) H. P. S. Smith, farmer, Edwardsville, 111. 

SAVANNAH. VII. 2. 
Delegates: — 

William Y. Daughtry (chairman), d. s.. Rocky Ford, Ga. 
Welvin E. Summers, railway mail clerk. Augusta, Ga. 
Reserves.^Raymond N. Jackson, phy., Brunswick, Ga. Charles 
W. Prothro, p., Waynesboro, Ga. 

SOUTH CAROLINA. VI. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Amos J. Andrews, postal clerk, Sumter, S. C. 

(4) Lewis M. Dunton, col. pres., Orangeburg, S. C. 

(1) Charles C. Jacobs (chairman), p., 132 E. Wentworth St., 
Charlestown, S. C. 

(4) James R. Levy, phy., 62 E. Evans St., Florence, S. C. 

(3) John W. Moultrie, area sec, Sumter, S. C. 

(1) Mrs. Lizelia A. J. Moorer, h. w., 143 Treadwell, Orange- 
burg, S. C. 



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(2) Jonas W. Thomas, farmer, 106 Market St., Bennetts- 

ville, S. C. 
(2) William S. Thompson, p., Anderson. S. C. 
Reserves.— (1) George K. Adams, dentist, 102 Chaseander, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. (3) Clayton R. Brown, p., Florence, S. C. (2) James 
L. Cain, tea., 333 Ave. E.. Darlington, S. C. (3) Butler General, 
farmer, Latta, S. C. (2) John C. Martin, d. s., Greenville, S. C. (1) 
James F. Page, d. s., Sumter, S. C. 

SOUTH GERMANY. XIII. 4. 

Delegates: — 

(2) Eugen A. Barth, mer., 19 Lindenspurstr., Stuttgart, 

Germany. 
(1) Ernst G. Bek, mfr., Schwarzwaldstr., Pforzheim, Germany. 

(1) Emil Luering (chairman), prof., Ginnheimer Landstr. 176, 

Frankfort a. M., Germany. 

(2) Richard Wobith, d. s., Reinsburgstr. 182, Stuttgart, Germany. 
Reserves. — (1) Theophil Mann, prof., Ginnheimer Landstr. 176, 

Frankfort, Germany. (2) Gotthold Hofmann, mer., Grossgartar- 
herstr., Germany. (1) Oswald F. A. Storch, govt, employee, 
Frisoniestr. 7, Ludwigsburg, Germany. (2) Karl Ulrich, d. s., Denn- 
cestr. 58, Caunstadt, Germany. 

SOUTH INDIA. XV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Charles Edward Parker (chairman), miss., on furlough. 
Miss Ruth A. Partridge, miss., Vikarabad, India. 
Reserves. — Marcellus Dow Ross, miss., on furlough. Miss Mildred 
Simonds, miss., on furlough. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. XIV. 14 
Delegates: — 

(1) Charles E. Carver, insurance, 1818 Bushnell Ave., South 

Pasadena, Cal. 

(3) George B. Cliff, p., 135 Friends, Whittier, Cal. 

(7) John G. Hill, pruf., 854 West 35th Place, Los Angeles, Cal. 

(3) George E. Hume, ban., Oxnard, Cal. 

(2) Mrs. Hattie V. King, orchardist, Filmore, Cal. 

(4) Francis M. Larkin, ed., 3 City Hall Ave., San Francisco, Cal. 

(1) Charles E. Locke (chairman), p., 728 S. Berendo, Los Angeles, 

Cal. 

(4) Harold V. Mather, atty., 210 Juniper St., San Diego, Cal. 

(6) Mrs. Z. L. Farmelee, h. w.. 919 Fair Oaks, S. Pasadena, Cal. 

(2) Merle N. Smith, p., 717 S. Madison, Pasadena, Cal. 

(7) Egerton Shore, broker, 407 Security Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

(5) Frank S. Wallace, bond dealer, 1263 S. Elmoline Ave., 

Pasadena, Cal. 

(6) George A. Warmer, p., 1721 Truxton, Bakersfield, Cal. 

(5) Byron H. Wilson, d. s., 904 Wright & Callenger Bldg., Los 
Angeles, Cal. 
Reserves.— (2) Rohert T. Hall, dentist, 410 Griffith-McKenzie 
Bldg., Fresno, Cal. (2) Benjamin S. Haywood, p., 535 Sixth St., 
Riverside, Cal. (1) Henry I. Rasmus, d. s.. Upland, Cal. (3) Mrs. 
Silas Sprowls, h. w., 507 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles. Cal. (3) 
Frank G. H. Stevens, p., 1541 N St., Fresno, Cal. (1) Charles S. 
St*ddard, phy., 1215 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, Cal. 

SOUTHERN GERMAN. XIII. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Benjamin E. Breihan (chairman), d. s., 1205 Wyoming St., San 

Antonio, Tex. 
Jacoh L. Neu, tea., Brecham, Tex. 
Reserves. — Frank Brandenberger, stockman, Mason, Tei. Wil- 
liam A. Moers, d. s., 1024 Jackson St., Brenham, Tex. 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. X. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Leland H. Buckley, atty., Edwardsville, 111. 

(1) Claude C. Hall (chairman), d. s.. East Saint Louis, 111. 



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(2) Otto L. Markman, p., Murphysboro, 111. 

(4) John M. MitcheU, ban., Mount Carmel, 111. 

(5) William T. Morris, d. s., Carbondale, 111. 

(1^ Daniel B. Parkinson, ret. educator, Carbondale, 111. 

(4) Charles L. Peterson, p., Mount Carmel, 111. 

(3) Ressho Robertson, d. s., Centralia, 111. 

(2) John B. Stout, ed., Lawrenceville. 111. 

(5) Sky B. Vanghn, trav. man, Greenville, 111. 

Reserres. — (3) Al Harper, stockman. East Saint Louis, 111. (1) 
George E. McCammon. pres. McKendree Col., Lebanon. 111. (1) 
Norman H. Moss, atty.. Mount Vernon, 111. (2) Norman £. Prince, 
drugs, Flora, 111. (21 James G. Tucker, d. s., Olney, 111. 

SOUTHWEST KANSAS. VIII. 10. 
Delegates : — 

(3) Ezra R. Burkholder, lumberman, McPliersou, Kan. 
(2) Rufus L. George, p., Newton, Kan. 

(5) Charles D. Hestwood, d. s., Kingsley, Kan. 

(1) Albert E. Kirk (chairman), pres iSouthwestern College, Win- 

tield, Kan. 

(4) William E. Marshall, lumber, Wichita, Kan. 

(4) Dougald MrCormick. d. s., Wichita, Kan. 

(2) Miss Ada Morgan, organizer, W. F. M. S., Wichita, Kan. 

(3) Frank Nefl". p., Hutchinson. Kau. 

(5) C. A. Sloan, ban., Pratt, Kan. 

(1) M. Madeline Southard, lecturer, R. R. No. 2, Kansas City. 

Kan. 

Reserves.— ( 1 ) Warren C. Detter, farmer, Nickerson, Kan. (3) 

Harley I. French, county supt., Eldorado, Kan. (2) Albert E. Henry, 

d. s., Liberal, Kan. {2) T. B. Oldroyd, mer., Arkansas City, Kan. 

(1) William T. Ward, d. s., Wiufield, Kan. 

SWEDEN. II. 6. 
Delegates: 

(1) Fredrik M. Ahgren (chairman), p., Ostersund. Sweden. 
(3) Oscar A. Hjalmar, head pilot, Hclsingborg, Sweden. 
(3) Gustaf A. Gustafson, ed., Stockholm, Sweden. 

(1) Jonatan Julen, prof., Upsala, Sweden. 

(2) Carl A. Safwenberg, mer.. Upsala, Sweden. 

(2) August Stromstedt. pres. Theol. Sch., Upsala, Sweden, 
Reserves.— (2) Theodor Ardvidsson. p., Stockholm, Sweden. (1) 
Axel Engstrom, d. s., Stocksund, Sweden. (2) Miss Louise Erikson, 
deaconess, Stockholm, Sweden. (.3) Mrs. Anna Lellky, Norrkoping, 
Sweden. (3) Gustaf Wagnsson. d. s., Stockholm, Sweden. (1) Ed- 
•w&Td Willard, mer., Got.«borg, Sweden. 

SWITZERLAND. XIII. 2. 
Delegates: — 

Gottfried Frei, prof., Frohburgstr. 140 Zurich, Switzerland. 
Gustav A. Marquardt (chairman), d. s., Zurich 6, Winterthurerstr. 
39, Switzerland. 
Reserves.— L. Arnold Groh, mer., Muhlebachstr. 148, Zurich, 
Switzerland. Ernest R. Grob, p., 1 Route du Tunnel, Lausanne, 
Switzerland. 

TENNESSEE. VII. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) William D. Hawkins, cashier bank, Nashville, Tenn. 

(2) Alonzo Love, tea., Memphis. Tenn. 

(1) Joseph C. Sherrill (chairman), area sec, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

(2) Samuel M. Strayhorue, p., Nashville, Tenn. 

Reserves.— (2) W^illiam Copeland, Jr., r. e., Nashville, Tenn. (2) 
Robert A. Dowell, p., Martin, Tenn. (1) John H. Ellis, d. s., Nashville, 
Tenn. (1) J. L. Hyde, insurance, Nolensville, Tenn. 

TEXAS. VII. C. 

(1) Matthew W. Dogan (chairman), pres. Wiley University, Mar- 
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(3) Jordan J. Hardeway, r. e., Hnuston, Tex. 

(3) Tuuley M. Jackson, d. s., Nava.sota. Tex. 
(2) Henry B. Pemberton, tea., Marshall, Tex. 

(1) Mrs. Rosa Simpson, dcaeouess, Marshall, Tex. 
('2) Jusbua (). AYiliiams, d. s., Paris, Tex. 

Reserves.— ( 1) Adolphus W- Carr, d. s., Marshall, Tex. (2) Wade 
H. Logau, p., Galveston, Tex. (2) Theodore W. Patrick, letter car- 
rier, Galvestou, Tex. (1) Simeon S. Reed, tea., Marshall, Tex. 

TROY. I. 12. 

(4) Luther A. Brown, d. s., Ballston Spa, N. Y. 

(5) Charles E. Bullard, mer., Gleus Falls, N. Y. 

(4) Datus Clark, mer., Peru, N. Y. 

(2) Frank C. Dyer, atty., Salisbury, Yt. 

(6) George C. Douglass, p., Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

(2) John L. Fort, field sec. Commission on Finance, Chicago, 111. 
(6) Charles A. Hag;anian, baker. Albany, N. Y. 

(3) John A. Hamilton, p., Burlington, Yt. 

(1) Alfred J. Higgins (chairman), d." s., Troy, N. Y. 
(1) Thurman A. Hull, phy., Troy, X. Y. 

(5) Henry PI. Murdook, p., Amsterdam, X. Y. 

(3) Benjamin P. 'Wheat, atty., Saratoga Springs. X. Y. 
Reserves.— (o) Albert D. Angell. p., Troy, X. Y. (2) Junius E. 
Meda, d. s., Plattsburg. X. Y. (3) Charles E. Robbins, Saratoga 
Springs, X. Y. (2) Herman Stannard, mer., P^airhaven, Yt. (1) 
George K. Statham, d. s.. Rutland, Yt. (1) Welton E. Werner, book- 
keeper, Gloversville, X. Y. 

UPPER lOAVA. IX. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Chauncey P. Coleg^rove, pres. col., Fayette, la. 

(3) Allen B. Curran, d. s., Fayette, la. 

(2) Charles W. Flint, pres. col.. Mount Vernon, la. 

(3) John F. Holden, real estate, Plymouth, la. 
(2) John Lister, farmer, Conrad, la. 

(4) Edmund J. Lockwood, p., Waterloo, la. 

(5) John Ii. Pollock, credit mgr. wholesale grocer, Dubuque, la. 

(4) Fred W. Moulton, lumberman, Osage, la. 

(1) William F. Spry (chairman), d. s., Waterloo, la. 

(5) James P. Yau Horn, d. s.. Cedar Rapids. la. 
Reserves.— (2) Frank Cole, i»., Davenport, la. (3) Sylvester E. 

Ellis, p., Iowa City, la. (1) Rollo F. Hurlburt, d. s.. Mount Vernon, 
la. (1) Samuel W. Klaus, mer., Earlville. la. (3) Frank L. 
Pearson, ban., West Branch, la. (2) Albert B. Rathbun, ban., 
Clinton, la. 

UPPER MISSISSIPPI. VII. 6. 
Delegates: — 

(2) George P. Childress, instructor, Ackerman, Miss. 

(3) Mrs. Mattie E. Ferguson, h. w., Columbus, Miss. 
(3) Harry B. Hart, p., Greenwood, Miss. 

(2) Frank H. Henry, d. s.. Greenwood, Miss. 

(1) John Q. A. 'Williams, r. e.. Memphis, Tenn. 

(1) Bufnrd F. Woolfolk (chairman), p.. Lexington, Miss. 
Reserves. — (2) Richard "W. Holman, farmer. Hollandale, Miss. 

(2) Joseph C. McGee, p., Okoloua, Miss. (1) Ephraim H. McKis- 
Bock, Ins., Holly Springs, Miss. (1) Columbus E. Moody, p.. Kosciusko, 
Miss. (3) E. C. F. Troupe, p., Grenada, Miss. (3) James M. Young, 
atty., Batesville, Miss. 

VERMONT. I. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(2) Sanford A. Daniels, ins., Brattleboro, Vt. 

(1) Walter R. Davenport (chairman), d. s., Springfield, Vt. 

(2) Arthur W. Hewitt, p., Plainfield, Yt. 

(1) Valentine A. Irish, retired, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 
Reserves.— ( 1) John D. Angell, local preacher, East Burke, Vt. 



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(2) Amos J. Eaton, far., South Royalton. Vt. ( l! I G. A. Martin, p.. 
Saint Johnsbui y. Vt. ( 1 ) E. W. Sharp, d. s.. Saint Johnsbury, Vt 

WASHINGTON. VI. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Matthew W. Clair, d. s.. Washington, D. C. 

(4) Miss M. Edytli Cooper, instructor. Baltimore, ild. 

(2) Miss Ida R. Cammings, instructor, Baltimore, Md. 

(3) Charles P. Ford, atty.. Washington, D. C. 

(2) William A. C. Hughes, tield sec. Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension. Washington. D. C. 

(1) Ernest Lyon (chairman), p., Baltimore, Md. 

(1) I. Garland Penn, cor. sec. Freedmen's Aid Society, Cincin- 
nati. O. 

(4) McHenry J. Xaylor. p.. Baltimore. Md. 

Reserves. — (1) George T. Reason, government employee, Washing- 
ton. D. C. ( 3 I John W. E. Bowen. v-pres.. Gammon Theological Semi- 
nary. Atlanta, Ga. (2) Stewart H. Brown, d. s.. Harpers Ferry. AV. Va. 
(2) Mrs. Jennie Mills, h. w.. Baltimore, Md. (3 1 Charles 'W. 
Posey, contractor, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ij Ernest S. Williams, d. s.. 
Baltimore. Md. 

WEST CHINA. XIV. 2 
Delegates: — 

Josenh Beech (chairman), pres. West China Union University, 

Dixon, 111. 
Dsan Lin Gao, instructor, Chengtu. China. 
Reserves.— H. L. Canright, instructor, medical college. West China 
Union University, New York. Lien Ya Go, Chungking, China. 

WEST GERMAN. XIII, 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Matthew Hermann (chairman), d. s.. Lincoln. Xeb. 

(2» John A. Diekmaun, director Deaconess Home. Cincinnati. O. 

(1) Walter A. Keller, mer., IGIG S. Fourteenth St.. Lincoln, 

Xeb. 

(2) William F. Mnenzenmayer, ban. and mer.. Junction City, 

Kan. 
Reserves.— (1 1 Paul E. Keefer, farmer. PapilHon. Xeb. (1) Otto 

E. Kriege. col. pres.. Warrenton. Mo. (2( H. A. Hohenwald, d. s., Kan- 
sas City. Mo. ( 2 I Henry N. Sayler, insurance, Denver, Colo. 

W^EST OHIO. V. 20. 
Delegates: — 

(G) Ernest I. Antrim, ban.. Tan Wert. O. 

(3) Horatio S. Bradley, mfr., 1576 E. High St., Springfield, O. 

(8) Valorous F. Brown, p.. 234 E. Main St., Xenia, O. 

(2) John H. Clark, atty.. Marion. O. 

(1) Walter D. Cole (chairman), p., Lima. O. 

(1) Charles A. Collin, asst. business mgr.. Toledo, O. 

(4) Mrs. Ida B. Goode, h. w.. Sidney. O. 

(10) Warren J. Dunham, d. s.. 72G Lexington Ave., Dayton, O. 
(10) Edwin R. Graham, publ. agt. Meth. Book Con., 150 Fifth 
Ave.. New York. X'. Y. 

(6) David F. Helms, d. s.. Lima. O. 

(9) Lewis E. Justus, insurance. Lima. O. 

(5) John M. Killits, federal judge. Toledo, O. 
(9) Daniel McGurk. p.. Cincinnati, O. 

(7) W^illiam T. Palmer, ban.. Celina. O. 

(8) Edward E. Shipley insurance. 984 Lenox PI., Cincinnati, O. 
(5) Albert E. Smith, col. pres.. Ada. O. 

(7) Olin E. Smith, p.. Elida. O. 

(3) Cvrus M. Van Pelt. d. s.. Delaware. O. 

(4) Edward S. Weaver, p., Hamilton. O. 

(2) William A. Wiant. d s.. Springfield, O. 

Reserves.— (2) William McK. Brnckney. d. s.. Delaware. O. (1) 
Frank S. Clevenger, judge. Wilmington. O. (3) Carrie D. Geyer, 
h. w.. 202 W. Second "St.. Xenia, O. (2) Charles H. McNutt, mer.. 
Williamsburg, O. (1) James F. Olive, d. s.. Defiance, O. (3) Benjamin 

F. Reading, p., Toledo, O. 



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WEST TEXAS. VII. 4. 
Delegates: — 

(1) Matthew S. Davage, pres. col., Austin, Tex. 

(2) John W. Frazier, tea., Austin, Tex. 
(2) Jobu W. Warren, p., Dallas, Tex. 

(1) Thomas H. Wyatt (chairman), d. s., Austin, Tex. 
Reserve.— (1) Robert A. Atkinson, tea., Lockhart, Tex. (2) 

William D. Kirkpatrick, U. S. Govt. Service, Fort Worth, Tex. (2) 
Lazarus H. Kichardsou, p., San Antonio, Tex. (1) John H. Swann, 
d. s., Yoatcum, Tex. 

W^EST VIRGINIA. IV. 12. 

Delegates: — 

(5) James W. Engle, p., Clarksburg, W. Va. 

(4) Wallace B. Fleming, pres. W. Va. Wesl. Col., Buckhannon. 
W. Va. 

(4) Clinton W. Flesher, atty., Buckhannon, W. Va. 

(6) William C. Hartinger, p., Charleston, W. Va. 

(2) (). Dale King, d. s., Williamstovvu, W. Va. 

(1) Charles W. Lynch, judge, Charleston, W. Va. 

(2) William P. McAboy, ban., Huntington, W. Va. 

(3) Archibald Moore, d. s., Morgantown, W. Va. 

(3) John Raine, lumberman, Raiuelle, W. Va. 
(6) Peter Silman, ban., Charleston, W. Va. 

(5) Frank B. Trotter, pres. Slate Univ., Morgantown, W. Va. 

(1) Daniel Westfall (chairman), business mgr. Pittsburgh Adv., 

524 Penn. Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Reserves.— (1) C. Fred Anderson, d. s., Wheeling, W. Va. (2) R. G. 
.Backus, d. s., Huntington, .W. Va. (1) Riley B. Nay, mer.. Wheeling, 
W. Va. (3) Trevy Nutter, atty., Fairmont, W. Va. (3) Lewis E. 
Ressegger, d. s., Buckhannon, W. Va. (2) Samuel V. Woods, atty., 
Philippi, W. Va. 

W^EST W^ISCONSIN. XII. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(4) Edward W. Blakeman, p., Madison, Wis. 

^ (1) Ruluf A. Chase (chairman), d. s., Plattsville, Wis. 
* (3) Edwin C. Dixon, p.. La Crosse, Wis. 

(2) W^illiam P. Hughes, mer., Belmont, Wis. 

(2) John E. Kundert, d. s.. Rice Lake, Wis. 

(3) Herman T. Lange, wholesale grocer, Eau Claire, Wis. 

(1) Adolphus P. Nelson, ban., (Mc), Grantsburg, Wis. 

(4) Mrs. Pearl V. D. Tomlinson, h. w., Sparta. Wis. 
Reserves. — (2) Lawrence S. Coe, attv.. Rice Lake, Wis. (3) Fred 

W. Harris, p., Plattville, Wis. (2) James W. Irish, d. s., Eau Claire, 
Wis. (1) Frank C. Jackson, ban., Menomonie, Wis. (1) William 
J. James, p., Mount Hope, AVis. (3) T. Fred Risley, mer., Baraboo, 
Wis. 

WESTERN NORWEGIAN-DANISH. XV. 2. 

Delegates: — 

Carl August Peterson (chairman), S. S. Missionary, Cove, Wash. 
Charles Tobsen, restaurant, 806 Elizabeth St., San Francisco, 
Cal. 
Reserves.— Carl J. Larsen, d. s., Salem, Ore. O. F. Wiggan, 
funeral director, G116 30th Ave., N. W., Seattle, Wash. 

W^ESTERN SW^EDISH. VIII. 2. 

Delegates: — 
* Axel L. Carlson, r. e., Clay Center, Kan. 

John P. Seaberg (chairman), ed., 351 W. Oak St., Chicago, 111. 
Reserves. — Joseph E. Johnston, d. s., 2721 Carpenter Ave., Des 
Moines, la. Alfred Swanson, farmer, Boxholm, la. 

WILMINGTON. IV. 8. 
Delegates: — 

(-3) L. Atwood Bennett, atty., Salisbury, Md. 

(3) Henry G. Budd, pres. Wesley Collegiate Institute, Dover, Del. 

(2) Henry C. Conrad, judge Sopreme Court, Georgetown, Del. 



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(1) Edmond C. Hardesty, court stenographer, Wilmington, Del. 
(4) William R Mowbrav. d. s., Dover, Del. 

(2) Robert Watt, d. s., Wilmington, Del. 

(4) Jacob W. Wheatley, mer.. Easton, Md. 

(1) William A. Wise (chairman), d. s., Smyrna, Del. 
Reserves. — (1) George L. Aldersoii, p., Chestertown, Md. (2) 

Taughan S. Collins, d. s., Salisbury, Md. (3) Joseph Mallalieu, 
ban., Wilmington, Del. (2) John S. Mullin, mer., Wilmington, Del. 
(1) R. Fulton Powell, r. e., Berlin, Md. (3) John W. R. Sumwalt, 
p., Wilmington, Del. 

WISCONSIN. XII. 8. 
Delegates : — 

(2) Samuel H. Anderson, p., Milwaukee, Wis. 
(4) Eusebins B. Garton, mfr., Sheboygan, Wis. 

(4) William F. Hovis, p.. Grand Ave.. Milwaukee, Wis. 

(1) Edward D. Kohlstedt (chairman), exec. sec. St. Paul Ar3a, 
716 Exchange Bank Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. 

(3) Judson G. Rosebush, mfr., Appleton, Wis. 
(3) George H. Trcver, prof.. South Atlanta, Ga. 

(1) Walter S. Watson, tea.. Whitewater, Wis. 

(2) Roland L. Wheeler, mfr., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Reserves.— (2) Richard Evans, p., Wausau, Wis. (2) Lieander 

Ferguson, mer., Brandon, Wis. (1) Edivard W. Leach, mfr., 
Racine, Wis. (3) Harland C. Logan, p.. Waukesha, Wis. (3) John 
T. Phillips, mfr.. Green Bay, Wis. (1) Samuel Plantz, pres. Lawrence 
Col., Appleton, Wis. 

WYOMING. III. 10. 
Delegates: — 

(3) Aaron V. Bower, atty., Scranton, Pa. 

(5) Frank M. Devendorf, sec. Y. M. C. A., Forty Fort, Pa. 

(2) George P. Eckman,^ p.. Scranton, Pa. 
'Deceased. 

(3) Frank D. llartsock, d. s., Scranton. Pa. 

(2) Thomas Henw^ood, inspector, Dunmore, Pa. 

(4) Samuel H. Hicks, treas. Springbrook Water Co., Kingston, 

Pa. 

(5) Edward A. Martin, d. s., Binghamton, N. Y. 
(1) Homer li. Mitchell, man., Binghamton, N. Y. 
(4) Charles M. Olmstead, d. s., Kingston, Pa. 

(1) John H. Race (chairman), pub. agent The Methodist Book 
Concern, Cincinnati, O. 
Reserves.— (3) Charles W. Burnside, mer., Sidney, N. Y. (2) 
Delbert O. Colburn, railroad agt.. Binghamton, N. Y. (3) James A. 
Hensey, d. s., Oneonta, N. Y. (1) George Lovell, ban., Schenevus, 
N. Y. (2) lieonard C. Murdock, Area secy., Philadelphia, Pa. (1) Al- 
bert E. Piper, p., Wilkes-Barre. Pa. 

WYOMING STATE. XIV. 2. 

David E. Kendall (chairman), d. s., Sheridan, Wyo. 
Fred Li. Crabbe, prohibition commissioner, Cheyenne, Wyo. 
Reserves.— Ira W. Kingsley, p., Sheridan, Wyo. Will F. Ports, 

proprietor music store, Sheridan, Wyo. 

YENPING. XIV. 2. 
Delegates; — 

Frederick Bankhardt (chairman), missionary, Yenping, Fukien. 

China. 
Lin Li Chuan, instructor, Yenping, China. 
Reserves.— Tzu Kang Chen, tea., Yenping, Fukien, China. Teh 
Ching Hong, d. s., Shunchang, Fukien, China. 



'Deceased. 



ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DELEGATES 

(names of lay delegates invariably printed in Bold-face.) 

Names Conferencea 

Abbott, David G Central Provinces. 

Abel, Josiah AV Oklahoma. 

Adams, Anna B Indiana. 

Abgren, Frederick M Sweden. 

Ahu, Tong AVon Korea. 

Allen, Ray Genesee. 

Allinger, Charles E Central German. 

Ames, Herbert T Central Pennsylvania. 

Anderson, Andrew Northern Swedish. 

Anderson, Benjamin J. K Liberia. 

Anderson, Samuel H Wisconsin. 

Anderson, 'William H New York. 

Andrews, Amos J South Carolina. 

Andrews, Charles C Northwest Kansas. 

Antrim, Ernest I West Ohio. 

Antrim, Eugene M Illinois. 

Arbuckle, John C Ohio. 

Ariss, Miss E. Augusta North Montana. 

Arter, Frank A North-East Ohio. 

Arters, John M Maine. 

Avery, Charles E Montana. 

Avery, Elmer M Nebraska. 

Avison, Richard N Oregon. 

Auman, Orrin W Colorado. 

Aupperle, David W Colorado. 

Austin, Francis M Illinois. 

Bacon, Charles E Indiana. 

Baez, Victoriano D Mexico. 

Baker, Benson Northwest India. 

Baker, James C Illinois. 

Baker, James E Idaho. 

Baldwin, Francis £ Central New York. 

Baldwin, Fred Clare Newark. 

Baldw^in, Summerfield Baltimore. 

Ball, Irving O. 7 Baltimore. 

Bankhardt, Frederick Yenping. 

Barbour, Edward E Central Illinois. 

Barge, Miss Carrie Ohio. 

Barnes, William W Baltimore. 

Barroetavena, Fred A Eastern S. America. 

Barth, Eugen A South Germany. 

Bartholomew, James I New England Southern. 

Bartley, Henry AV Florida. 

Bartz, Otto F Northwest Iowa. 

Bass, G. Albert Northwest German. 

Bassett, Thomas J Northwest Indiana. 

Bast, Anton Denmark. 

Bath, William H New England Southern. 

Bansher, Solon D Philadelphia. 

Bayley, Francis li Baltimore. 

Beach, Chauncey E Puget Sound. 

Beacham, Charles H Northwest Iowa. 

Becker, Gerhard Eastern Swedish. 

Beebe, James A Colorado. 

Beech, Joseph AA'est China. 

Beecher, Charles W North Indiana. 

Bek, Ernst G South Germany. 



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Bell, Richard E New York. 

Bennet, Alvin S Kentucky. «• 

Bennett, Harry P New Jersey. 

Bennett, L. Atwood Wilmington. 

Bennett. W. H -New England Southern. 

Bentley, Layton C Indiana. 

Berry, George M Northern Minnesota. 

Bickley, George H Philadelphia. 

Bills. James D New Jersey. 

Biruey, Lauress J New England. 

Black, John F Erie. 

Blackstock, Ira B Illinois. 

Blake, Alton M (ienesee. 

Blake, Edgar New Hampshire. 

Blakeman, Edward W AYest Wisconsin. 

Blanchard, William M Northwest Indiana. 

Bliss, Ckarles H Colorado. 

Blood, William J Detroit. 

Boesck, George Saint Louis German. 

Boese, Herman R Chicago German. 

Bond, Orville M Northwest Iowa. 

Borden, Harrison T New England Southern. 

Boswell, Charles M Philadelphia. 

Bower, Aaron V Wyoming. 

Bovce, Orien E Dakota. 

Bradley, Horatio S West Ohio. 

Bradshaw, James B Northern Minnesota. 

Brainard, Edward C. S Idaho. 

Brainard, Robert lu Columbia River. 

Brasher, John L Alabama. 

Brazier, Aaron W Louisiana. 

Breece, Jokn T Ohio. 

Breihan, Benjamin E Southern German. 

Brewster, Mrs. Elizabetk F Hinghwa. 

Bright, S. Alonzo New Mexico. 

Bristol, Leverett D Maine. 

Brooks. William H New York. 

Brown, Frank L New York East. 

Brown, George A Michigan. 

Brown, George H North-East Ohio. 

Brown, Luther A Troy. 

Brown, Sam C Holston. 

Brown, Valorous F West Ohio. 

Brown, Wallace E Central New York. 

Buckley, Leland H Southern Illinois. 

Budd. Henrv G Wilmington. 

Bullard, Ckas. E Troy. 

Bnrkkolder, Ezra R Southwest Kansas. 

Burns, Charles W Northern Minnesota. 

Burns, G. Bickley Philadelphia. 

Burns, J. Palmer Erie. 

Burris, William F Missouri. 

Bush, Henry P Detroit. 

Buss, George A N. W. German. 

Byrd, George T Holston. 

Cable, Willis H Des Moines. 

Caldwell, William M Northern New York. 

Calkins, Daniel M Genesee. 

Campbell, Marvin Northwest Indiana. 

Campbell. Stephen B Saint Louis. 

Campbell, Thomas H Ohio. 

Campbell, W^illiam H Detroit. 

Carlson, Axel L Western Swedish. 

Carpenter, George F Des Moines. 

Carpenter, William E Northwest Indiana. 

Carroll, Joseph H Lexington. 

Carson, F. Stanley Hinghwa. 

Carver, Charles E Southern California. 



Alphahetical List of Delegates 41 

Chandler, Mrs. W. H North Indiana. 

Chang, Hung Central China. 

Chase, Ruluf A West Wisconsin. 

Ch'eu, Wei Piug North China. 

Cherrington, Ernest H Ohio. 

Cherry, William T Malaysia. 

Childress, George P Upper Mississippi. 

Chinn, W. Scott Louisiana. 

Chitambar, Jashwant R North India. 

Cissell, Clyde Clay Nebraska. 

Clair, Matthew W Washington. 

Chuan, Lin Li Yenping, China. 

Clark, Datus Troy. 

Clark, John H West Ohio. 

Clark, Samuel M East Tennessee. 

Clarkson, Samuel J Genesee. 

Clegg, Herbert Northwest Iowa. 

Cliff, George Ji Southern California. 

Clinton, William G Saint Louis. 

Coburn, John C Michigan. 

Cole, Walter D West Ohio. 

Colegrove, Chauncey P Upper Iowa. 

Collin, Charles A West Ohio. 

Collins, Horace B Oklahoma. 

Collins, Malachi Mississippi. 

Coman, Frederick H Genesee. 

Conder, Earl R Indiana. 

Conner, William F Pittsburgh. 

Conrad, Henry C Wilmington. 

Cook, Walter A Kansas. 

Coons, H. 'Westlake New York. 

Cooper, Jacob F New England Southern. 

Cooper, John G North-East Ohio. 

Cooper, Miss M, Edyth Washington. 

Copple, Jacob R Kansas. 

Corley, Luther F Alabama. 

Corning, Loren D Oklahoma. 

Cox, James M Little Rock. 

Crabbe, Fred L Wyoming State. 

Craig, John C Northern Minnesota. 

Crawford, Arthur J New Y'^ork East. 

Crawford, Edward B Rock River. 

Crocker, Isaac H Genesee. 

Crolley, Richard A ; Lexington. 

Crowther, James E Puget Sound. 

Cummiugs, Miss Ida R Washington. 

Cunningham, Samuel C Atlanta. 

Curran, Allen B Upper Iowa. 

Curtiss, Mrs. Mary Carr North-East Ohio. 

Dalbey, Jeanette L Illinois. ^ 

Daniels, Morris S Newark. 

Daniels, Sanford A Vermont. 

Darnall, Cecil C Rock River. 

Daughtry, William V Savannah. 

Davage, Matthe\sr S West Texas. 

Davenport, Walter R Vermont. 

Davidson, William J Illinois. 

Davis, George L North China. 

Davis, Henry L Northwest Indiana. 

Day, James R New York. 

Deffenbaugh, James "W Ohio. 

Dennett, Edward P California. 

Dennett, Lewis L California. 

Dent, Elmer A New York East. 

Devendorf , Frank M Wyoming. 

Dickinson, Loren D Michigan. 

Diefendorf, Dorr F Newark. 

Diekmann, John A West German. 



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Dimoud, Edwin D Detroit. 

Dixon, Charles E Northern New York. 

Dixon. Edwin C West Wisconsin. 

Dixon, George W Rock River. 

Dogan. Matthew W Texas. 

Doran, Frank Minnesota. 

Dorsey, Claude Purdue Missouri. 

Douglass, George C Troy. 

Downey, David G New York East. 

Dryden, John N Nebraska. 

Dsang, Lin Gao West China. 

Dubach, Ulysses G Oregon. 

Du Bois, Mrs, Alice M Central Illinois. 

Duncan, W. Wofford T New York East. 

Dunham, Warren J West Ohio. 

Dunn, Frank C New England. 

Dunton, Lewis M South Carolina. 

Durbahu, Jacob H. C^ifornia German. 

Dyer, Frank C Troy. 

Eherlee, Christian F Oklahoma. 

Echols, 'William J Central Alabama. 

Eckland, Henry Central Swedish. 

Eckman, George P.' Wyoming. 

Eddy, Miss Mabel Bengal. 

Edgerton, Ervin N Colorado. 

Edwards, John K Baltimore. 

Eiss, George M Genesee. 

Elf ord, Albert S Puget Sound. 

Elliott, George Detroit, 

Elliott, Wm. A Erie. 

Ellis, Herbert A Erie. 

Elphick. Roberto Chile. 

Embry, John Oklahoma. 

Engle, James W West Virginia. 

English, Charle-s J Missouri. 

English, Merle N Illinois. 

Esslinger, William Chicago German. 

Evans, Edgar M Des Moines. 

Evans, Edward B Des Moines. 

Ewing, Thomas N Illinois. 

Fairbanks, George A New Hampshire. 

Farroetaveba, Fred A Eastern South America. 

Fellers, "William A Nebraska. 

Fennel, Claud J Nebraska. 

Ferguson, Mrs. Mattie E Upper Mississippi. 

Field, Howard A Detroit. 

Fields, James R 9,^^^V , t^ . 

Finch. Vrallace H New York East. 

Either, Fred B North Indiana. 

Fisher, John E Newark. 

Flaxington. "W. Herbert Central New York. 

Fleming, Harry H New York. 

Fleming, Wallace B West \irginia. 

Flesher, Clinton W T\ est \ irginia. 

Flint, Charles W Upper Iowa. 

Ford, Burgess V/^S*^- , , 

Ford, C. Oscar New England. 

Ford, Charles P Washington. 

Ford. Thumas B.' 9''?^*'°; 

Forsyth, David D S"l°'"^u?- tj- 

Forsvth. William H. H Columbia River. 

Fort; John L X^^^lo. 

Frazier, John W West Texas. 

Freeland, William B North Indiana. 

'Deceased. 



Alphabetical List of Delegates 43 



Frei, Gottfried Switzerland. 

Fruit, Walter R Detroit. 

Furman, Edward M Nebraska. 

Gaiser, Louis Pacific German. 

Gale, Thomas K Rock River. 

Gao, Dsan Lin West China. 

Garton, Ensebins B Wisconsin. 

George, Rufus L Southwest Kansas. 

Gerlicher, Herman Ij Northern German. 

Getty, Frederick Arkansas. 

Gettys, James R Nebraska. 

Gideon, Edwin D Northwest Nebraska. 

Gilbert, Hiram F Iowa. 

Gilbert, Marvin E Nebraska. 

Gillinder, Frederick R Philadelphia. 

Glass, Mrs. Elizabeth M Detroit. 

Gold, William H Minnesota. 

Goode, Mrs. Ida B West Ohio. 

Gordon, Edivard L Mississippi. 

Gordon, Harry A Kansas. 

Goucher, John F Baltimore. 

Gould, William H. G Philadelphia. 

Graham, Edwin R West Ohio. 

Grahaxn, John S Ohio. 

Graham, William P Erie. 

Grant, Luther R Central Missouri. 

Gray, Henry B Northwest India. 

Gray, James H East Maine. 

Gray, Joseph M. M Saint Louis. 

Green, W^illiaom M Indiana. 

Greene, Frank W North Indiana. 

Greenfield, Samuel J Northern New York. 

Grimmett, Clarence C Illinois. 

Grose, George R North Indiana. 

Gustafson, Gustaf A Sweden. 

Guthrie, Charles E Genesee. 

Guttersen, Gilbert Minnesota. 

Hagaman, Chas. A Troy. 

Halfyard, Samuel F North Dakota. 

Hall, Claude C Southern Illinois. 

Hall, Freeland A North Indiana. 

Hall, George R Northwest Kansas. 

Hall, J. Lincoln Philadelphia. 

Hamilton. John A Troy. 

Hammaker, Wilbur B North-East Ohio. 

Hammond, Edmund J Georgia. 

Hancher, John W Iowa. 

Hang, Hu Calk' Foochow. 

Hannelin, Anders E Finland. 

Hansen, Anton Nebraska. 

Hardesty, Edmond C Wilmington. 

Hardeway, Jordan J Texas. 

Hargis, David H Delaware. 

Harrington, Mrs. Mary R Chile. 

Harris, Abram W East Maine. 

Harrison, Jabez C Puget Sound. 

Harrison, John W Northwest Indiana. 

Harshberger, William Z Holston. 

Hart, Harry B Upper Mississippi. 

Hartinger, William C West Virginia. 

Hartsock, Frank D Wyoming. 

Havner, Horace M Iowa. 

Hawkins, William D Tennessee. 

Hayes, Robert B Central Missouri. 

Hayes, Samnel A Lincoln. 

Hazeltine, Frederick A Puget Sound. 

'Deceased. 



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Heckman, Edgar R Central Pennsylvania. 

Helms, David F West Ohio. 

Henry, Frank H Upper Mississippi. 

Henschen, Henry S Rock River. 

Henson, George W Philadelphia. 

Henwood, Thomas Wyoming. 

Hermann, Mattlicw West German. 

Hestwood, Charles D Southwest Kansas. 

Hewitt, A. W Vermont. 

Hicks, Samuel H Wyoming, 

Higgins, Alfred J Troy. 

Higgins, Leon F East Maine. 

Higley, Elmer E Des Moines. 

Hill, John G Southern California. 

Hill, Judson S East Tennessee. 

Hillman, John L Des Moines. 

Hingeley, Joseph B Northern Minnesota. 

Hixsou, Fred W Northwest Indiana. 

Hjalmar, Oscar A Sweden. 

Hoagland, John S Dakota. 

Hodges, Lewis G Little Rock. 

Hodgson, William C Northern Minnesota. 

Hoffman, Jacob J Northern German. 

Hoffman, John W Ohio. 

Holden, John F Upper Iowa. 

Holdoegel, Perry C Northwest Iowa. 

Holgate, Thomas F Rock River. 

Holmes, C. Oliver Northwest Indiana. 

Holt, D. B Maine. 

Holt, Milton W Northern New York. 

Holter, Henry O Kansas. 

Hoover, Arthur R North-East Ohio. 

Hopfield, Lieonard S Oregon. 

Hopwood, Robert F. Pittsburgh. 

Home, Frank A New York East. 

Horton, Everett J New England Southern. 

Hovis, William F Wisconsin. 

Hoyt, Charles O Detroit. 

Hubach, Fred J Newark. 

Hu, Chi-ping Kiangsi. 

Huckle, Arthur "W Michigan. 

Hughes, Alfred F Indiana. 

Hughes, William A. C Washington. 

Hughes, 'William P West Wisconsin. 

Hull, Thurman A Troy. 

Hume, George E Southern California. 

Huntley, 'William J Louisiana. 

Hutchinson, Hubert E Northwest Iowa. 

Hutchison, George G .Central Pennsylvania. 

Ing, Ho Sien / Foochow. 

Irish, 'Valentine A A'ermont. 

Isham, George W Nebraska. 

Isler, William F Saint Louis German. 

Jackson, Mrs. Mary E Delaware. 

Jackson, Tooley M Texas. 

Jacobs, Charles C South Carolina. 

Jacobs, Horace L Central Pennsylvania. 

Jandre, Julius A Chicago German. 

Jarvis, Albert N Iowa. 

Jeklin, Edward Columbia River. 

Jenkins, John 1' Dakota. 

Jenkins, John 'W Saint Louis. 

Jennings, Henrv C Minnesota. 

Jennings, 'William T Rock River. 

Jewett, James W Delaware. 

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Johnson, Duane C Northern New York. 

Johnson, Friend I North-East Ohio. 

Johnson, John B Central Illinois. 

Johnson, Ulysses G Dakota. 

Johnston, James M I );ikota. 

Jones, Mrs. Arta B Central Alabama. 

Jones, Ben F Missouri. 

Jones, Edward M Central Alabama. 

Jones, Frank Missouri. 

Jones, Horatio 'W Delaware. 

Jones, John T Central Illinois. 

Jones, Robert E North Carolina. 

Joy, James R Newark. 

Jnlen, Jonatan Sweden. 

Justus, Lewis E West Ohio. 

Kagey, Benjamin F Illinois. 

Kavanagh, Abram S New York East. 

Keathley, Horace P Central Tennessee. 

Keef e, William S. H Northern New York. 

Keeney, Frederick T Central New York. 

Keller, Walter A West German. 

Kemp, Frederick G. B Columbia River. 

Kemp, Harry W Indiana. 

Kendall, David E Wyoming State. 

Keng, Goh Hood Malaysia. 

Kennedy, Hugh Michigan. 

Kerfout, Samuel F Minnesota. 

Keve, Wiley A Kansas. 

Kiah, Thomas H Delaware. 

Kidney, Elmer L Pittsburgh. 

Killits, John M. West Ohio. 

Kim, Yung S Korea. 

Kinchen, Paul W Louisiana. 

King, Albert H Northwest Kansas. 

King, George M Gulf. 

King, Mrs. Hattie V Southern California. 

King, Lorenzo H Atlanta. 

King, O. Dale West Virginia. 

King, William W Saint Louis. 

Kinnear, James W Pittsburgh. 

Kirk, Albert E Southwest Kansas. 

Knehans, Oscar A Saint Louis Gerniau. 

Knotts, J. Franklin New England. 

Koch, Carl B Central German. 

Koch, Clinton H. S Bengal. 

Koenig, Charles J. W California German. 

Kohlstedt, Edward D r Wisconsin. 

Kundert, John E West Wisconsin. 

Kurth, William J East German. 

Kynett, Alpha G Philadelphia. 

Lange, Herman T West Wisconsin. 

Larkin, Francis !M Southern California. 

Larkin, Thomas W^ Genesee. 

Lathrop, Richard A North Dakota. 

Leech, David H Oregon. 

Leete, Mrs. Frederick D Georgia. 

Leggett, Mrs. Mahalia Lexington. 

Levy, James R South Carolina. 

Jjewis, George W Central Alabama. 

Lewis, John Nebraska. 

Linfield, Adolphus New Hampshire. 

Linn, Edgar C New England. 

Lister, John Upper Iowa. 

Littlejohn, Dewitt C Detroit. 

Livermore, George Central New York. 

Lockard, William S Pittsburgh. 



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Locke, Charles E Southern California. 

Locke, Thomas W.^ Ohio. 

Lockwood, Ednniiid J Upper Iowa. 

Logan, (jriflBu G TJncoln. 

liong, Fred 11 Saint Louis. 

Longmuir, Thomas M Missouri. 

Lorenzo, G. L Northwest India. 

Love, Alonzo Tennessee. 

Love, Edward E Indiana. 

Lowe, Titus Nebraska. 

Lowe, Perley Rock River. 

Lov, Frank W Gulf. 

Loyster, J. Artliur Central New York. 

Lucas, William W Mississippi. 

Luce, Frank W North-East Ohio. 

Luering, Emil South Germany. 

Lundberg, Frank A Central Swedish. 

Lutz, John G East German. 

Lynch, Charles W West Virginia. 

Lyon, Ernest Washington. 

Maclean, John Kansas. 

MacMuUeu, Wallace New York. 

MacVey, William P Central Illinois. 

Markham, L. Wirt Colorado. 

Markham, O. Grant Kansas. 

Markman, Otto L Southern Illinois. 

Marquardt, Gustav A Switzerland. 

Marsh, Daniel L Pittsburgh. 

Marshall, John Kansas. 

Marshall, William E Southwest Kansas. 

Martin, D. Roland Puget Sound. 

Martin, Edward A Wyoming. 

Martin, John A North Montana. 

Martin, Wallace W North Indiana. 

Mason, John R New Jersey. 

Masser, William E New Jersey. 

Mast, William W Philadelphia. 

Mather, Harold V Southern California. 

Matnev, William C Blue Ridge-Atlantic. 

Maveetv, Patrick J Michigan. 

Maxwell, Guy E Minnesota. 

Meacham, John B Rock River. 

Mead, Charles L Colorado. 

Meader, Robert E Michigan. 

Meeker, Clarence A Oregon. 

Mei, Mrs. Ren-yin Kiaugsi. 

Melear, James M , . Holston. 

MelviUe, George C New England. 

Mever, Herman W North Germany. 

Michael, Harry F Northern Minnesota. 

Miller. David P Baltimore. 

Miller, Isaac E North-East Ohio. 

Mills, Edmund M Central New York. 

Mitchell, Homer L Wyoming 

Mitchell, John M Suuthern Illinois. _ 

Moe, John J Norwegian and Danish. 

Moore, Archibald West Virginia. 

Moorer, Mrs. Lizelia A. J South Carolina. 

Morgan, Miss Ada Southwest Kansas. 

Morgan, Miss Cora M Bombay. 

Morgan, Peter W I'lttsburgh. 

Mork, Byron O Minnesota. 

Morling, E. A Northwest Iowa 

Morrell, Joseph B New York East. 

Morris, Albert E East Maine. 

Morris, William T Southern Illinois. 

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Mossman, Frank E Northwest Iowa. 

Moulton, Fred W Upper Iowa. 

Moultrie, John W South Carolina. 

Mowbray, William R Wilmington. 

Mueller, Frederick W Central German. 

Muenzemuayer. 'William F West German. 

Mukerji, Noel K North India. 

Mnncli, Johannes M. K Denmark. 

Mnnliall, Leander "W Philadelphia. 

Mnnroe, G. Rowland Newark. 

Murdock, Henry H Troy. 

Murdock^ Samuel A Illinois. 

Musselman, D. LiaFayette Illinois. 

Myers, Bert F Dakota. 

McAboy, William P West Virginia. 

MoCarty, Francis A Illinois. 

McCaskill, Charles W Nebraska. 

McClelland, John M Kansas. 

McClnre, W^illiam F California. 

McCormick, Dougald Southwest Kansas. 

McDougall, John W Columbia River. 

McDowell, Whitford L Baltimore. 

McGurk, Daniel West Ohio. 

McKeever, Lawrence A Northwest Kansas. 

McMaster, William H North-East Ohio. 

McMorris, William Mississippi. 

McRary, Robert B North Carolina. 

Nail, Edwin S North-East Ohio. 

Nasmyth, Mrs. Hilda M. Little Rock. 

Nate, Joseph C Illinois. 

Naylor, McHenry J Washington. 

Neal, Arthur G North Indiana. 

Neff, Charles H North Indiana. 

Neff, Frank Southwest Kansas. 

Neitz, Charles W Central Illinois. 

Nelson, Adolphus P West Wisconsin. 

Nen, Jacob L .iSouthern German. 

Newland, Thomas E Central Illinois. 

Nichols, Mary B Indiana. 

Nicholson, James C Baltimore. 

Nies, Leo A New England. 

Noble, William A Korea. 

North, Frank M New York East. 

Notson, Gary T Dakota. 

Nottingham, "William. Central New York, 

Oates, Edward "W Northwest Iowa. 

Ogden, Horace G Genesee. 

O'Haver, James F Indiana. 

Olmstead, Charles M Wyoming. 

Orcutt, George W North-East Ohio. 

Overley, Emery R Kentucky. 

O' Ville, Thomas B Louisiana. 

Palmer, William T West Ohio. 

Panzlau, John L Northwest German. 

Parker, Albert A Bombay. 

Parker, Anson L Detroit. 

Parker, Charles Edward South India. 

Parkinson, Daniel B Southern Illinois. 

Parmelee, Mrs. Z. L Southern California. 

Partridge, Miss Ruth A South India. 

Pascual, Andres Philippine Islands. 

Pattee, Fred. L Central Pennsylvania. 

Patten, Mrs. John A Holston. 

Pemberton, Henry B Texas. 

Penn, I. Garland Washington. 



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Perry, Harold O Columbia River. 

Perry, Miss H. Louise Maine. 

Peterson, Carl August West. Norwegian-Danish. 

Peterson, Charles L Southern Illinois. 

Pew, John O North-East Ohio. 

Phelps, Elza E Iowa. 

Phelps, James M Rock River. 

Phelps, "William H Michigan. 

Phillips Jenard J North-East Ohio. 

Phillips, John P., Sr Ohio. 

Pick, Samuel S Philadelphia. 

Pierce, Everett W Des Moines. 

Pierce, Walter M Erie. 

Pittman, Eli Central New York. 

Ploughe, Harry A Kansas, 

Pollock, Charles A North Dakota. 

Pollock, John L Upper Iowa. 

PoUom, Noah D Puget Sound. 

Potter, Iiouis M Genesee. 

Powell, Webster H New England. 

Prentis, Stephen A New England Southern. 

Price, liUther J Atlanta. 

Price, William Pittsburgh. 

Pringle, Mrs. Alice M Dakota. 

Race, John H Wyoming. 

Rader, Marvin A Philippine Islands. 

Rahim, Abdul Central Provinces. 

Raine, John West Virginia. 

Randall, Albert Allen Nebraska. 

Randall, Charles H T. Nebraska. 

Randall, E. R Blue Ridge-Atlantic. 

Randall, Oscar J Baltimore. 

Randolph, Joseph B Mississippi. 

Rapicavoli, Carmelo Italy. 

Rarick, Clarence E Northwest Kansas. 

Read, Charles C New Jersey. 

Redhead, Edwin R Northern New York. 

Redmond, John B Lexington. 

Reed, John H Liberia. 

Reid, Robert J.^ Puget Sound. 

Reiher, Ferdinand North Germany. 

Rice, Merton S Detroit. 

Rich, Michael B Central Pennsylvania. 

Rich, William T New England. 

Richardson, Ernest G New York East. 

Riegel, Philip H Central New York. 

Risk, Joseph B Pittsburgh. 

Risler, Henry J Eastern South America. 

Roach, I. Frank Oklahoma. 

Roberts, Frank H. H New Mexico. 

Roberts, John New York East. 

Robertson, Miss Alice M New England. 

Robertson, Edward P North Dakota. 

Robertson, Ressho Southern Illinois. 

Robinson, Mrs. Jane B Detroit. 

Rockey, Clement D North India. 

Rogers, Garfield D Florida. 

Rogers, Henry Wade New York East. 

Rogers, Walter S Northwest Nebraska. 

Rosebush, Judson G Wisconsin. 

Rowe, Harry F Central China. 

Rugg, Alby W Columbia River. 

Rutter, Dorsey H Saint Johns River. 

Saf wenberg, Carl A Sweden. 

Sagedahl, Magnus Norway. 

Salmans, Levi B Mexico. 



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Sanuer, Nolan H Pittsburgh. 

Satterlee, George E Kansas. 

Schaedel, Heinrich North Germany. 

Schreckengast, Isaac B Nebraska. 

Scidmore, Mrs. Louie B Michigan. 

Scott, Herbert Ohio. 

Seaberg, John P Western Swedish. 

Secrest, John S North-East Ohio. 

Selby, Howard "W New England. 

Shafer, John M North-East Ohio. 

Shannon, George C Baltimore. 

Shaw, D. Stanley Detroit. 

Shaw, George J North India. 

Shaw, William E Central Illinois. 

Sheldon, Edward S . Ne w Jersey. 

Shepherd, Geo. F . Northern New York. 

Shepherd, William W Kentucky. 

Sherrell, Joseph C Tennessee. 

Shimmin, 'William M Rock River. 

Shipley, Edward E West Ohio. 

Shirk, John C Indiana. 

Shore, Egerton Southern California. 

Short, William M'. Oklahoma. 

Shumpert, James M Mississippi. 

Sia, Miss Ruby Foochow. 

Silman, Peter West Virginia. 

Simons, George A Finland. 

Simonsen, Xels E Norwegian and Danish. 

Simpson, How^ard E North Dakota. 

Simpson, Mrs, Rosa Texa^. 

Singh, Masih C Northwest India. 

Sitterly, Charles F Newark. 

Sizer, Fielding P Saint Louis. 

Skelton, David E Lexington. 

Skinner, Maurice G .• Michigan. 

Sloan, Alfred P New York East. 

Sloan, C. A Southwest Kansas. 

Sloan, Harold P New Jersey. 

Smith, Albert E West Ohio. 

Smith, Charles F. W Central Illinois. 

Smith, Chester A New York. 

Smith, Edward Montana. 

Smith, Frank B Louisiana. 

Smith, John C North-East Ohio. 

Smith, J. Harvey Florida. 

Smith, H. Lester Detroit. 

Smith, Merle N jSouthern California. 

Smith, Olin E West Ohio. 

Smith, Samuel M Pittsburgh, 

Smith, Ulysses S Iowa. 

Snavely, Hershel R .--... Illinois. 

Snyder, Alelville E New Jersey. 

Souser, John S Central Pennsylvania. 

Southard, M. Madeline Southwest Kansas. 

Spencer, Robert B Colorado. 

Spry, William F Upper Iowa. 

Spnrlock, George M Nebraska. 

Stanley, Calvin S Louisiana, 

Stansfield, Joshua Oregon. 

Staples, Arthur Pittsburgh. 

Stapletcn, Robert L Holston. 

Starbuck, Elw^ood North Indiana. 

Stavely, James A Kansas. 

Stehl, Heinrich North Germany. 

Stein, James B Central Pennsylvania. 

Steinman, Elnathan H Central Tennessee. 

Stephens, John California. 

Stevens, Emory M Central Pennsylvania. 

Stevick, Warren L Oklahoma. 



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Stitt, William J New York. 

Stone, Edwin E Genesee. 

Stone, John T.' Baltimore. 

Stout, John B Southern Illinois. 

Straw, Charles W Philadelphia. 

Strayhorne, Samuel M Tennessee. 

Stromstedt, August Sweden. 

Stuart, Charles M Rock River. 

Summers, Welvin E Savannah. 

Svendsen, Oscar Norway. 

Swanson, John Northern Swedish. 

Swift, Polemus H Rock River. 

Sylvester, Clouds B California. 

Syun, Oh Kui Korea. 

Talley, Melvin R Des Moines. 

Taylor, Edward S Detroit. 

Taylor, Frederick C Northwest Iowa. 

Taylor, J. Luther Kansas. 

Taylor, John W Minnesota. 

Taylor, S. Earl Newark. 

Thackrey, John E Oklahoma. 

Thomas, George H North India. 

Thomas, J. S. Ladd Rock River. 

Thomas, Jonas W South Carolina. 

Thompson, John Rock River. 

Thompson, Robert Centi-al Illinois. 

Thompson, William S South Carolina. 

Tiff t, Merrill C Northern Minnesota. 

Tindley, Charles A Delaware. 

Tipple, Bertrand M Italy. 

Tipple, Ezra S New York. 

Tobsen, Charles West. Norwegian-Danish. 

Todd, James S , Florida. 

Tomlinson, Mrs. Pearl V, D West Wisconsin. 

Trever, George H Wisconsin. 

Truesdale, Harry A North-East Ohio. 

Trotter, Frank B West Virginia. 

TuUoss, William G Kansas. 

Tunnicliffe, John California. 

Turner, John W Louisiana. 

Turner, William A Des Moines. 

Tyler, Leon L Michigan. 

Urmy, Ralph B Newark. 

Van Allen, Lew K California. 

Van Benschoten, W^illiam H New York. 

Van Cleve, Joseph W Illinois. 

Van Horn, James P Upper Iowa. 

Van Pelt, Cyrus M West Ohio. 

Vaughn, Sky B Southern Illinois. 

Vermilya, Charles E North Dakota. 

Vogel, George G Newark. 

Wade, Ravmond J North Indiana. 

Wagg, Alfred New Jersey. 

Waldorf, Ernest L North-East Ohio. 

Walker, Byron A Erie. 

Walker, Charles A. J Central German. 

Walker, John M Indiana. 

Walker, Joseph S Saint Louis 

Wallace, Frank S Southern California. 

Wallace, John J North-East Ohio . 

Wallower, Elias Z Central Pennsylvania. 



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Walters, Clement L North Indiana. 

Wang, Ching C North China. 

Vt^ang, Hon Chai North China. 

Ward, John S Indiana. 

Ward, Ora F North Indiana. 

Ward, Ralph A Foochow. 

Wareing, Ernest C Northwest Indiana. 

Warmer, George A Southern California. 

Warner, Andrew Columbia River. 

Warner, Carl M California. 

Warren, John W West Texas. 

Waterman, Charles E Chicago German. 

W^aters, George li Delaware. 

Watson, Walter S Wisconsin. 

Watt, Robert Wilmington. 

Watt, Rolla V California. 

Watts, Thomas R Des Moines. 

Weaver, Edward S West Ohio. 

Wedderspoon, William R Rock River. 

Weeks, Elbert W Des Moines. 

Weiffeubach, Eugene Saint Louis German. 

Weingartner, George T Erie. 

W^elch, Charles E Erie. 

Wells, Frank L North-East Ohio. 

Welsh, Albert R Saint Johns River. 

W^entsch, Robert Pacific German. 

Wesley, Silas Kentucky. 

West, John N North India. 

Westf all, Daniel West Virginia. 

Wheat, Benjamin P Troy. 

Wlieatley, Jacob W Wilmington. 

Wheeler, Clark S Michigan. 

Wheeler, Roland IJ Wisconsin. 

White, Arch H Colorado. 

White, Elam A Lexington. 

White, George W California. 

White, Norris A Erie. 

White, Clarence H Idaho. 

Whitmore, Isaac W Little Rock. 

Wiant, William A West Ohio. 

Wickman, Maurice L Northwest Kansas. 

Wilcox, George P North-East Ohio. 

Wilcox, W. H Oklahoma. 

W^ilder, Richard E New Hampshire. 

Wiley, Frank M Kansas. 

Williams, Alvin S Central Pennsylvania. 

Williams, James H. N California. 

Williams, James S Central Pennsylvania, 

Williams, John Q. A Upper Mississippi. 

Williams, Joshua O Texas. 

Williamson, Salina California. 

Willis, Fred N Des Moines. 

Willits, John C Michigan. 

Wilmarth, Lewis T Michigan. 

Wilson, Byron H Southern California. 

Wilson, Herbert S Delaware. 

Wilson, John G Philadelphia. 

Wilson, John J Northwest Indiana. 

Wilson, Richard E New York. 

Winchester, Robert W North Carolina. 

Windsor, William B North Carolina. 

Winkleman, Thomas A Arkansas. 

Winters, William A Idaho. 

Wise, William A Wilmington. 

Wobith, Richard South Germany. 

Wolcott, W^ilfred B New Jersey. 

WoodrnfP, Mrs. May Leonard Newark. 

Woolfolk, Buf ord F Upper Mississippi. 

Wragg, John P Atlanta. 



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Wright, Louis C New England. 

Wyatt, Thomas H West Texas. 

Young, Herman Eastern Swedish. 

Young, Thomas T Nebraska. 

Youngson, William W Oregon. 

Zaring, Elbert R Indiana. 

Zook, Christian B Kansas, 



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DELEGATES 

Names Conferences 

Abbott, Benjamin F • Central Missouri. 

Adams, George K. (seated) South Carolina. 

Aidersoii, George L Wilmington. 

Aldis, ISteadman Central Provinces. 

Anderson, C. Fred (seated) West Virginia. 

Anderson, James North Dakota. 

Angell, Albert D Troy. 

Angell, John D \'ermont. 

Angiolillo, Gugliemo Italy. 

Aidvidssou, Theodor Sweden. 

Armlield. William E Columbia River. 

Arnold, William A. (seated) Pittsburgh. 

Arnold, William T. (seated ) North Indiana. 

Ashe, H. L. (seated) North Carolina. 

Atkinson, Robert A. (seated) West Texas. 

Avery, Courtney C Central New York. 

Baclimeier, J. H East German. 

Backus, R. G West Virginia. 

Badley, Brentou T. ( seated) North India. 

Baker, Oliu S. (seated ) Northwest Nebraska. 

Baldwin, Mrs. Carrie S. (seated) East Maine. 

Ball, Albert D Samt Louis. 

Bancroft, E. Dow ( seated ) Ohio. 

Baragwanath, Thomas H New York. 

Barnes, Edw^in W Mississippi. 

Bartle, Josiah B. (seated) Central Illinois. 

Bartholow, Otho F New York East. 

Bash, Appleton Pittsburgh. 

Bassett, Harry A New Mexico. 

Baugh, Frank C Indiana. 

Bcason, George T. (seated) Washington. 

Beeks, Horace E California. 

Bender, J. D Kansas. 

Benning, Henry E Saint Louis. 

Berg, Andrew G Central Swedish. 

Berry, Mrs. Horatio (seated) New York East. 

Bcthen, Dennis A Lexington. 

Billings, George F. (seated ) Oregon. 

Blunmquist, Wilhelm C. (seated) Central Swedish. 

Bornkuetter, Ferdinand Chicago German. 

Bowen, Arthur J Central China. 

Bowen, John W. E Washington. 

Bowers, Larkin B Northwest Kansas. 

Bovd, Lvford S. ( seated ) Central New York. 

Brackney, William McK West Ohio. 

Brandenberger, Frank Southern German. 

Breneman, Albert M Philadelphia. 

Britten, Victor S Central New York. 

Brose, Alf ons North Germany. 

Brown, Clayton R South Carolina. 

Brown, Edmond E North-East Ohio. 

Brown, R. Clarence Rock River. 

Brown, Robert E Genesee. 

Brown, Stewart H Washington. 

Bruner, Herbert (seated ) Saint Louis. 

Bryant, Gloster R Lexington. 

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Bucher, August J Central German. 

Buckner, Samuel L Kansas. 

Buff ord, John Central Alabama. 

Burnett, John S Holston. 

Burns, Milton P. (seated) Northern Minnesota. 

Burnside, Charles W Wyoming. 

Burr, Horace L. (seated) North Indiana. 

Busby, Mrs. Edward S Central Illinois. 

Butler, Frederick H Delaware. 

Byers, Mrs. William P Bengal. 

Cable, Elmer M ^ Korea. 

Cahoon, Guybert A. (seated) Minnesota. 

Cain, James L South Carolina. 

Calkins, Harvey Keeves Northwest India. 

Cameron, Melville D. (seated) Nebraska. 

Cauright, H. L West China. 

Canse, John M Puget Sound. 

Carder, Okey J. ( seated ) Georgia. 

Carpenter, Charles K Rock River. 

Carr, Adolphus W Texas. 

Carson, Mrs. F. Stanley Hinghwa. 

Casnor, J. G Genesee. 

Cathcart, A. Roszel Baltimore. 

Chadwick, Frank Nebraska. 

Chen, Chao Ming (seated) Foochow. 

Ch'en, Tien L North China. 

Chen, Tzu Kang Yenping. 

Chuan, Liu Li Yenping. 

Clark, Allison F Rock River. 

Clayton, Caffee W Central Tennessee. 

Clevenger, Frank M. (seated) West Ohio. 

Clifford, Gerald Maine. 

Coates, Herbert P Eastern S. America. 

Cobb, Walter S East Maine. 

Cobnrn, A. R Missouri. 

Coe, Joseph E Oklahoma. 

Coe, Lawrence S. (seated) West Wisconsin. 

Colburn, Delbert O Wyoming. 

Cole, Frank Upper Iowa. 

Collins, Flmer E Montana. 

Collins, Vaughan S Wilmington. 

Colt, Don S Baltimore. 

Cone, Frank A Minnesota. 

Copeland, William, Jr. (seated) Tennessee. 

Corey, Arthur S. ( seated ) Puget Sound. 

Cornelius, John J North India. 

Corney, H. S New York. 

Corson, Alexander New Jersey. 

Cottman, Clarence T Delaware. 

Coulter, H. P Little Rock. 

Cox, David H Columbia River. 

Crissman, B. F Saint Louis. 

Crouch, Charles D Montana. 

Cummings, Benjamin F Detroit. 

Daughtrv, William V Savannah. 

Davenport, William H. (seated) Kentucky. 

Davis, Ralph M. ^ seated) Central Alabama. 

Day, Stephen S Newark. 

Day, W^illiam W^ Genesee. 

Defoe, Frank Nebraska. 

Delaney, Mrs. Lydia Lexington. 

De Maris, Furman A New Jersey. 

Denning, Mrs. John O North India. 

Detter, Warren C. (seated ) Southwest Kansas. 

Dickie, Samuel Michigan. 

Dickson, Sterling W. (seated) Central Pennsylvania. 

Dillon, Miss Cinta C Colorado. 



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Dobbins, Edgar Y New Jersey. 

Doe, J. AV Idaho. 

Dowell, Robert A Tennessee. 

Dugger, Edward M Arkansas. 

Dunlavy, Edwin W Northwest Indiana. 

Dnniiing, Frank Des Moines. 

Dystant, John ( seated ) Detroit. 

Earhart, Harry B Detroit. 

Eaton, Amos J \'eimont. 

Eaton, Herbert G. (seated) Erie. 

Ellis, John H Tennessee. 

Ellis, Sylvester E. (seated) Upper Iowa. 

Engstrom, Axel Sweden. 

Ensor, John T Baltimore. 

Eppert, 'WiUiam E Northwest Indiana. 

Erikson, Miss Lonise (seated) Sweden. 

Evans, Burt D. (seated) Ohio. 

Evans, Kichard Wisconsin. 

Fairchild, Wilbur D. (seated) Illinois. 

Fallock, Heury C Eastern South America. 

Farmer, William B Indiana. 

Farr, Morton A Indiana. 

Fasdick, Augustus A Central Pennsylvania 

Faucett, Robert I North India. 

Felshaw, Fred K Northern New York. 

Ferguson, Everett W. (seated) Central New York. 

Fergpison, Leander Wisconsin. 

Fielder, William Alabama. 

Fitchett, Frank F Detroit. 

Flauuigan, David Pittsburgh. 

Fleet, Alfred L Louisiana. 

Fletcher, John T Delaware. 

Forkel, Edwin H. (seated ) Rock River. 

Fox, Martin L Michigan. 

Freeman, Mrs. Annie G Little Rock. 

French, Harley I Southwest Kansas. 

Fritsche, Louis C. ( seated ) Central German. 

Froe, Ulysses G East Tennessee. 

Gaarde, S. N Denmark. 

Ganger, William Pacific German. 

Garces, Jose C Philippine Islands. 

Gardner, J. W. (seated) Northwest Indiana. 

Garrison, Bessie M Florida. 

Geisler, J St. Louis German. 

General, Butler South Carolina. 

Genge, William D. (seated) East Maine. 

Geyer, Carrie D West Ohio. 

Go, Lien Ya West China. 

Goericke, Otto North Germany. 

Graham, Williarn Q. A Blue Ridge- Atlantic. 

Grant, Edwin E California. 

Gratz, W. Edward J Nebraska. 

Griffltb, L. C Indiana. 

(irinton. (Jeo. W. (seated) New York. 

Grob, Ernest R Switzerland. 

Grok, L. Arnold Switzerland. 

Guild, Daniel H. (seated) North Indiana. 

Guntkrope, Charles North Dakota. 

Hall, Frank H Maine. 

Hall, Robert T Southern California. 

Hancher, Charles W Colorado. 

Hansen, Perry O. (seated) North China. 

Harkness, James S Dakota. 

Harmon, Cameron Missouri. 

Harper, AJ Southern Illinois. 



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Harrell. Elmer H Central Tennessee. 

Harris. Fred W West Wisconsin. 

Harris, John W Mississippi. 

Hart. Baruett H Central Pennsylvania. 

Hauser, James P Mexico. 

Hawk, Jonathan B Ohio. 

Haywood. Benjamin S Southern California. 

Heaton, Samuel J Kansas. 

Hedrick, Ernest O North Montana. 

Heisse. John F Baltimore. 

Helms, Edgar J New England. 

Henderson, Harvey (seated) Pittsburgh. 

Henry, Albert E Southwest Kansas. 

Hensey, James A Wyoming. 

Hertzler. Charles W Chicago German. 

Hess, Fred Kentucky. 

Hicks, T. Ross New Hampshire. 

Hilberry, Howard K North-East Ohio. 

Hilmer, August F Pacific German. 

Hinman, J. Willis Central New York. 

Hodge, Snsan D Philadelphia. 

Hoe, Khoo Ching Malaysia. 

Hofman, Gotthold South Germany. 

H.ihenwald, H. A. (seated ) West German. 

Holder, Isaac W Liberia. 

Holland, Mrs. Alma H. (seated) Central Provinces. 

Hollenback, Frank R. (seated ) Colorado. 

Hollister, George W Hinghwa. 

Holman, R. W Upper Mississippi. 

Holmes, James E. ( seated ) New York East. 

Holstad, Jorgen Norwegian and Danish. 

Holstad, Julius Norway. 

Holt, Charles L Puget Sound. 

Hong, Teh Ching Yenping. 

Hoover, James M Malaysia. 

Horley, Harry W Foochow 

Hoxrard, Frank D New England. 

Hsi, Kno Chao (sealed » North China. 

Hughes, John L Columbia River. 

Hughes, Robert H. (seated i Oregon. 

Humphreys, Norman H Pittsburgh. 

Hurlburt. RoUo F. (seated ) Upper Iowa. 

Hurtig, Karl • . Finland. 

Hutchinson. Charles X Genesee. 

Hutchison, Archibald Northwest Iowa. 

Hyde, J. L Tennessee. 

Irish, James W West Wisconsin. 

Jackson, Frank C West Wisconsin. 

Jackson, John P North Dakota. 

Jackson, Raymond N Savannah. 

James, William .T West Wisconsin. 

JefPiues, Mrs. Carrie J Central Pennsylvania. 

John, Samuel Northwest India. 

Johnson, Elwood New Jersey. 

Johnson, Mrs. Julia B Delaware. 

Jiihuston. Joseph E Western Swedish. 

Jones, David W Ohio. 

Jones, W. W Oklahoma. 

Jordan, Nathaniel North India. 

Joy, Eugene H Northern New York. 

Kahn, Miss Ida Kiangsi. 

Keefer, Paul E. (seated i West German. 

Keim, George B Central Pennsylvania. 

Keip, Bernhard North Germany. 

Keislar, Mrs. Edna Northwest India. 

Keislar, Mott Northwest India. 



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Kemp, C. Allen Northwest Kansas. 

Kendrick, William F Michigan. 

Kennedy, Robert C Blue Ridge-Atlantic. 

Ketchum, John C Michigan. 

Kimball, Cbas. H. J New England. 

Kingsley, Ira W Wyoming State. 

Kinne, C. W Saint Johns River. 

Kirby, Edwin North-East Ohio. 

Kirkendall, Jay Des Moines. 

Kirkpatrick, James W. (seated) Nebraska. 

Kirkpatrick, W^illiam D West Texas. 

Kissack, John Illinois. 

Klans, Samuel W Upper Iowa. 

Kueneeke, Albert L Saint Louis German. 

Korpbage, H. H » Northern German. 

Kriege, Otto E West German. 

Kuhn, Henry J. (seated) Minnesota. 

Lacy, Carleton Kiangsi. 

Laguna, Carlos Mexico. 

Landry, John A , . Louisiana. 

Langley, Henry G Nebraska. 

Larsen, Carl J Western Norw.-Danish. 

Lawrence, James li. (seated ) North-East Ohio. 

Leacb, Edixrard. W. (seated ) Wisconsin. 

Lee, William C Northern Minnesota. 

Leech, Charles W. (seated ) Detroit. 

Lellky, Mrs. Anna Sweden. 

Leonard, Miss Lizzie B Bombay. 

Litteral, James M Kentucky. 

Liu, C. C Central China. 

Lockin, Joseph C Northwest Iowa. 

Lodge, Miss Susan I'hiladelphia. 

Logan, Harlaud C Wisconsin. 

Logan, Wade H Texas. 

Luugh, Samuel A Kansas. 

Love, Isaac A Illinois. 

Lovejoy, John D Atlanta. 

Lovell, George Wyoming. 

Low, G. L Missouri. 

Luce. Albert E. (seated) East Maine. 

Lute, Ira E Colorado. 

Lyons, Ernest S Philippine Islands. 

Mallalieu, Joseph Wilmington. 

Maun, Theophil South Germany. 

Mark ham, Herbert W Northern New York. 

Marshall, James W New Jersey. 

.Marshall, W. L -Mississippi. 

Martin, Benjamin J East Tennessee. 

Martin, Burton M Holston. 

Martin, G. A Vermont. 

Martin, John C. (seated ) South Carolina. 

Mauer, Carl A Northwest German. 

Meda, Junius E Troy. 

Meigben, John F. D Minnesota. 

.Meik. James P Bengal. 

Mellinger, Mrs. Martha J. (seated) North Indiana. 

Millard, James E Central Illinois. 

Miller, Carl F Minnesota. 

Miller, J. W Idaho. 

Mills, Mrs. Jennie (seated) Washington. 

Mills, Winf red L Northwest Nebraska. 

Milnes, Harry E California. 

Minear, George L. ( seated ) Iowa. 

Miner, George S. (seated ) Foochow. 

Mitchell, James A Holston. 

Mitchell, L. L New England South. 

Moers, William A Southern German. 



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Molander, Jolin Eastern Swedish. 

Monagle, Alonzo C New York East. 

Montgomery, Wesley Ohio. 

Moody, Columbus E Upper Mississippi. 

Moore, R. S New England South. 

Morgan, D. L Mississippi. 

Morton, Joseph H Northern Minnesota. 

Moss, Norman H. (seated) Southern Illinois. 

Mulfinger, Julius A Chicago German. 

Mnllin, John S Wilmington. 

Murdock, Leonard C Wyoming. 

Murliu, Lemuel H. (seated) New England. 

Murphy, John O Lincoln. 

Murray, Miss Carrie Lexington. 

Myers, Walter E. (seated ) . . , North-East Ohio. 

McBurney, David A Northwest Iowa. 

McCammon, George E Southern Illinois. 

MeConnell, William T. (seated) Dakota. 

McCormack, William R Saint Louis. 

McCrea, J. A North Carolina. 

McDoivell, Samuel W. (seated) Erie. 

McGee, Joseph C Upper Mississippi. 

McKenzie, William E. (seated) Northwest Indiana. 

McKey, Benjamin Northwest Indiana. 

McKinuey, Thompson W. (seated) Philadelphia. 

McKissick, Ephraim H Upper Mississippi. 

McMillan, Mrs. Jennie (seated) Kansas. 

McNiel, Mrs. Jennie (seated) Michigan. 

McNutt, Charles H West Ohio. 

Nay, Riley B. ( seated ) West Virginia. 

Neit, John P Bengal. 

Newland, J. H New England South. 

Ninde, Edward S. (seated ) Philadelphia. 

Nissley, John E Oklahoma. 

No, Chun T Korea. 

No, Tai O Korea. 

Nutter, Trevy West Virginia. 

O'Dell, Jacob D Iowa. 

Oldroy d, T. B Southwest Kansas. 

Olive, James F. (seated) West Ohio. 

Oliver, E. H Atlanta. 

Olsen, Oscar A. (seated) Norway. 

Olson, Arthur North Dakota. 

Ortiz, Eugenio ( seated ) Chile. 

Ortiz, Modesto C New Mexico. 

Osborn, Thomas ( seated ) Iowa. 

Page, James F. (seated) South Carolina. 

Patrick, Theodore W Texas. 

Patterson, James P Florida. 

Patterson, James P., Jr Florida. 

Patton, James G Newark. 

Paulman, George California German. 

Pearson, Frank I Upper Iowa. 

Peck, A. D Alabama. 

Peeler, S. A North Carolina. 

Peirce, Silas (seated) New England, 

Perry, S. H. ( seated ) New England South. 

Pflaum, W. O Chile. 

Phillips, James C Central Alabama. 

Phillips, John T Wisconsin. 

Piatt, Elizabeth California. 

Pinkett, Daniel J Delaware. 

Piper, Albert E Wyoming. 

Plantz, Samuel Wisconsin. 

Piatt, Daniel A Erie. 

Ports, Will F, (seated) Wyoming State. 



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Posey, Charles W Washington. 

Post, Edward H Maine. 

Powell, Benson M. ( seated ) Kansas. 

Powell, R. Fulton ( seated ) Wilmington. 

Poivers, Bertram A New Hampshire. 

Pratt, Sherman P Florida. 

Price, William J. M Louisiana. 

Prince, Norman E Southern Illinois. 

Prothro, Charles W Savannah. 

Proudfoot, Aaron V. (seated) Des Moines. 

Pynes, Robert T Gulf. 

Quigley, George H North Dakota. 

Ragatz, Arthur F. (seated) Colorado. 

Ragle, John Indiana. 

Rasmus, Henry I. (seated) Southern California. 

Ratlibun, Albert B Upper Iowa. 

Reading, Benjamin F West Ohio. 

Reddix, Joseph A Louisiana. 

Reed, John T. S. (seated) Northwest Kansas. 

Reed, Simeon S Texas. 

Reiber, 'William G. (seated ) Central German. 

Ressegger, Lewis E West Virginia. 

Richards, Arthur Bombay. 

Richardson, Channiug A California. 

Richardson, Lazarus H West Texas. 

Risley, T. Fred West Wisconsin. 

Robbins, Charles E Troy. 

Roberts, M. S Holston. 

Robinson, Miss Emma A Rock River. 

Robinson, Emmett L Missouri. 

Robinson, John W Lexington. 

Robinson, Thomas F Louisiana. 

Rogatsky, Oscar Central German. 

Rosendahl, Kristian Denmark. 

Ross, Marcellus Dow South India. 

Rossell, Ivan E Erie. 

Rushmore, Henry C Saint Louis. 

Russell, Walter E Maine. 

Ruthenberger, Charles St. Louis German. 

Ryan, John H Central Illinois. 

Sallinen, Kustaa A Finland. 

Salmon, Sheridan B. ( seated ) North-East Ohio. 

Saltzman, Chas. M. K. (seated) Baltimore. 

Sanborn, Harry B New Hampshire. 

Sandmeyer, Edwiu G Illinois. 

Sayer, John W Arkansas. 

Sayler, Henry N West German. 

Schermerhorn, William D Dakota. 

Schevenius, Cbarks W Norwegian and Danish. 

Scott, James H Delaware. 

Scriber, A. M New York. 

Scrivener, G. G New England Southern. 

Seaberg, Carl A ; Eastern Swedish. 

Sharp, E. W Vermont. 

Shaw, J. Beverly F Central Alabama. 

Shaw, Samuel Philadelphia. 

Sheldon, Salmon M Illinois. 

Shepherd, William S. (seated I Dakota. 

Shlpp, Benjamin F Illinois. 

Short, Wilbur C. ( seated ) California. 

Shukla, (ianga N North India. 

Simmons, Egbert B Colorado. 

Simmons, Steven S Atlanta. 

Simonds, Miss Mildred South India. 

Simpson, Philip F Liberia. 

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Skinner, 'William N Dakota. 

Slothower, Anthony E Des Moines. 

«mith, Albert L. ( seated ) New Hampshire. 

Smitli, David W Northwest Iowa. 

Smith, Fay Des Moines. 

Smith George W Mississippi. 

Smith, H. P. S St. Louis German. 

Smithies, 'William L. (seated) Northern Minnesota. 

Snead, John H Alabama. 

Soon, Kim Yu Korea. 

Spaulding, Charles E New England. 

Sprowles, Mrs. Silas Southern California. 

Stafford, Edward R Ohio. 

Stalker, Arthur W Detroit. 

Stannard, Herman (sweated) Troy. 

Stansell, Robert B. (seated) Minnesota. 

Statham, Geo. K Troy. 

Stephens, Alfred T Little Rock, 

Stevens, Frank G. H , Southern California. 

Stokoe, Bnrr ( seated ) Georgia. 

Stranakan, J. Orley (seated) Nt)rthern New York. 

Strickland, W^illiam C Atlanta. 

Stoddard, Ckarles S Southern California. 

Storck, Oswald F. A South Germany. 

Stout, Thomas W Northern Minnesota. 

Stover, H. J. (seated) Oklahoma. 

Stults, Marion B. (seated) North Indiana. 

Sum wait, John W. R Wilmington. 

Suter, Jacob East German. 

Swann, John H West Texas. 

S wanson, Alfred Western Swedish. 

S wanson, Carl O Northern Swedish. 

Sweeney, 'W. A. ( seated ) New Jersey. 

Sweetland, Fred E Northern New York. 

Taglialatela, Alfredo Italy. 

Terry, Milton G Northwest Kansas. 

Thiel, Fred H Northwest German. 

Thompson, Allen A. (seated) Des Moines. 

Tkornton, Thomas M Little Rock. 

Tkurston, B. F New England Southern. 

Tiee, Mrs. John E Northwest Kansas. 

Tillotson, Demetrius (seated) Northwest Indiana. 

Todd, Edward H Puget Sound. 

Tompkins, Jarvis H North Dakota. 

Townsend, William B Holston. 

Treadwell, J. J Saint Johns River. 

Trimble, John B Northwest Iowa. 

Troupe, E. C. F Upper Mississippi. 

Tucker, James G. (seated ) Southern Illinois. 

Tuttle, Dell L. (seated) Genesee. 

Twidwell, Florence Puget Sound. 

Ulland, Joseph S. (seated) Northern Minnesota. 

Ulrich, Karl South Germany. 

'Van Balza, Bernice Oregon. 

A^an Orsdel, William W.^ North Montana. 

'Vaugkan, Ckarles li.' New York East. 

'Venn, Jokn Kentucky. 

Vogan, Jokn W Gulf. 

Wagnsson, Gustaf Sweden. 

"Wakl, George E. (seated) Iowa. 

Walker, Charle.^ W Genesee. 

W^alker, Josepk Newark. 

Wang, Chih P ' North China. 

'Deceased. 



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Ward, Harry F Rock River. 

Ward, T. Harry (seated ) Baltimore. 

Ward, William T Southwest Kansas. 

Waruer, Robert Columbia River. 

Watchuru, Johu (seated) riiiladelphin. 

Weinreich, George E Chicago German. 

Wemett, I:\ L Idaho. 

Weruer, Welton E Troy. 

Westcott, W. W Newark. 

White, Charles L Lincoln. 

White, Harry S Oklahoma. 

White, W. J Lexington. 

Wiaut. Warren W North Indiana. 

Wiggan, O. F Western Norw. -Danish. 

Wilke, Otto California German. 

Wilkius, Knut M Northern Swedish. 

Willard, Edward ( seated ) Sweden. 

AViilard, W. W Central Pennsylvania. 

W^illiams, Arsenia M Central Missouri. 

Williams, C. M North Carolina. 

Wiliinms, Ernest 8. (seated) Washington. 

W^illiams, Robert B Mississippi. 

Wilson, Clarence Trae (seated ) Oregon. 

Wilson, Stephen E. (seated) Dakota. 

Woodruff, Clarence C Newark. 

Woods, Charles S Indiana. 

Woods, Samuel V. (seat<d ) West Virginia. 

W^oolsey, L. E New York. 

Worlev, Harrv W Foochow. 

Wright, H. E ., New York. 

Wright, John R Newark. 

W^right, W^illiam A Holston. 

Young, D. L Idaho. 

Yonng, James M Upper Mississippi. 



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FIRST GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

48 Delegates 

East Maine, 4 ; Eastern Swedish, 2 ; Maine, 4 ; New Hampshire, 4 ; 
New England, 12; New England Southern, 6; Troy, 12; Vermont, 4. 



Arters, J. M. 
Bartholomew, J. I. 
Bath, W, H. 
Becker, Gerhard 
Birney, L. J. 
Blake, Edgar 
Borden, H. T. 
Bristol, L. D. 
Brown, L. A. 
Bnllard, C. E. 
Clark, Datus 
Cooper, J. F. 
Daniels, S. A. 
Davenport, W. R. 
Douglass, G. C. 
Dunn, F. C. 
Dyer, Frank C. 
Fairbanks, G. A. 
Ford, C. O. 
Fort, J. L. 
Gray, J. H. 
Hagaman, C. A. 
Hamilton, J. A. 
Harris, A. W. 



Hewitt, A. W. 
Higgins, A. J. 
Higgins, L. F. 
Holt, D. B. 
Horton, £. J. 
Hull, T. A. 
Irish, V. A. 
Knotts, J. F. 
Linfield, Adolphu^ 
liinn, E. C. 
Melville, G. C. 
Morris, A. E. 
Murdock, H. H. 
Nies, L. A. 
Perry, Miss H. L. 
Powell, W. H. 
Prentis, S. A. 
Rich, W^. T. 
Robertson, Miss A. M. 
Selby, H. W. 
Wheat, B. P. 
AVilder, R. £. 
Wright, L. C. 
Young, Herman 



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SECOND GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

62 Delegates 

Denmark, 2 ; Finland, 2 ; Italy, 2 ; New Jersey. 10 ; New York, V. 
New York East, 14 ; Newark, 12 ; Norway, 2 ; Svveden, 6. 



Ahgren, F. M. 
Anderson, W. H. 
Baldwin, F. C. 
Bdst, Anton 
Bell, R. E. 
Bennett, H. P, 
Bills, J. D. 
Brouks, W. H. 
Broi;rn, F. L. 
Coons, H. \^. 
Cra^vford, A. J. 
Daniels, M. S. 
Day, J. R. 
Dent, E. A. 
Diefendorf, D. F. 
Downey, D. G. 
Duncan, W. W. T. 
Finch, W. H. 
Fisher, J. E. 
Fleming, H. H. 
(Justafson, G. A. 
Hannelin, A. E. 
Hjalmar, O. A. 
Home, F. A. 
Hiibacb, F. J. 
Joy, J. R. 
Julen, Jonatan 
Kavanagb, A. S. 
MacMuUen, Wallace 
Mason, J. R. 
Massey, "W, E. 



Morrell, J. B. 
Munch, J. M. K. 
Mnnroe, G. R. 

North. F. M. 
Rapicavoli, Carmelo 
Read, C. C. 

Richardson, E. G. 

Roberts, John 

Rogers, H. AV. 

Safwenberg, C. A. 

Sagedahl, Magnus 

Sheldon, E. S. 

Simons, G. A. 

Sitterly, C. F. 

Sloan, A. P. 

Sloan, H. P. 

Smith, C. A. 

Snyder, M. E. 

Stitt, W. J. 

Stromstedt, C. A. 

Svendseu, Oscar 

Taylor, S. E. 

Tipple, B. M. 

Tipple, E. S. 

Urmy, R. B. 

Van Benschoten, W. H. 

Vogel, G. G. 

Wagg, Alfred 

Wilson, R. E. 

AVolcott, W. B. 

W^oodruff, Mrs. M. L. 



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Central New York, 10 : 
Wyomiug, 10. 

Allen, Ray 
Baldwin, F. E. 
Black, J. F. 
Blake, A. M. 
Bo-nrer, A. V. 
Brown, W. E. 
Burns, J. P. 
Caldwell, W. M. 
Calkins, D. M. 
Clarkson, S. J. 
Coman, F. H. 
Crocker, I. H. 
Devendorf, F. M. 
Dixon, C. E. 
Eckman, G. P. 
Eiss, G. M. 
Elliott, AV. A. 
Ellis, H. A. 
Flaxington, W. H. 
Graham, W. P. 
Greenfield, S. J. 
Guthrie, C. E. 
Hartsock, F. D. 
Henwood, Thomas 
Hicks, S. H. 



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Erie, 10 ; Genesee, 12 ; Northern New York, 

Holt, M. W. 

Johnson, D. C. 
Keefe, W. S. 
Keeney, F. T. 
Larkin, T. W. 
liivermore, George 
Iioyster, J. A. 
Martin, E. A. 
Mills, E. M. 
Mitchell, H. L. 
Nottingham, AVilliam 
Ogden, H. G. 
Olmstead, C. M. 
Pierce, ^W. M. 
Pittman, Eli 
Potter, L. M. 
Race, J. H. 
Redhead, E. R. 
Riegel, P. H. 
Shepherd, G. F. 
Stone, E. E. 
Walker, B. A. 
"Weingartner, G. T. 
"Welch, C. E. 
White, N. A. 



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70 Delegates 



Baltimore, 12 ; Central Pennsylvania 
12; West Virginia, 12; Wilmington, 8. 

Ames, H. T. 
Baldxtrin, Summerfield 
Ball, I. O. 

Barnes, W. W. 
Bausher, S. D. 
Bayley, F. R. 
Bennett, L. A. 
Bickley, G. H. 
Boswell, C. M. 
Bucld, H. G. 
Burns, (J. Bickley 
Conner, W. F. 
Conrad, H. C. 
Edwards, J. R. 
Engle, J. W. 
Fleming, W. B. 
Flesher, C. W. 
Gillinder, F. R. 
(ioucber, J. F. 
Gould, W. H. G. 
Hall, J. L. 
Hardesty, E. C. 
Hartinger, AV. C. 
Heckman, E. R. 
Henson, G. W. 
Hop^vood, R. F. 
Hutchison, G. G. 
Jacobs, II. L. 
Kidney, E. L. 
Kinnear, J. W. 
King, O. D. 
Kyuett, A. (J. 
Lockard, W. S. 
Lynch, C. W. 
Marsh, D. L. 



12 ; Philadelphia, 14 ; Pittsburgh, 



Mast, W^. W. 
McAboy, W^. P. 

McDowell, W. L. 
Miller, D. P. 
Moore, Archibald 
Morgan, P. ^V. 
Mowbray, W. R. 
Munhall, L. \V. 
Nicholson, J. C. 
Pattee, F. L. 
Pick, S. S. 
Price, AVilliani 
Raine, John 
Randall, O. J. 
Rich, M. B. 
Risk, J. B. 
Sanncr, N. H. 
Shannon, G. C. 
Silman, Peter 
Smith, S. M. 
Souser, J. S. 
Staples, Arthur 
Stein, J. B. 
Stevens, E. M. 
Stone, J. T. 
Straw, C. W. 
Trotter, F. B. 
Wallower, E. Z. 
Watt, Robert 
Westfall, Daniel 
Wheatley, J. W. 
Williams, A. S. 
Williams, J. S. 
Wilson, J. G. 
Wise, W. A. 



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58 Delegates 
Kentucky, 4 ; North-East Ohio, 22 ; Ohio, 12 ; West Ohio, 20. 



Antrim, £. I. 

Arbuckle, J. C. 
Arter, F. A. 
Barge, Miss Carrie 
Bennet, A. S. 
Bradley, H. S. 
Breece, J. T. 
Brown, G. H. 
Brown, V. F. 
Campbell, T. H. 
Cherrington, £. H. 
Clark, J. H. 
Cole, W. D. 
Collin, C. A. 
Cooper, J. G. 
Cnrtiss, Mrs. M. C. 
Deffenbangli, J. 'W. 
Dunham, W. J. 
Fields, J. R. 
Goode, Mrs. I. B. 
Graham, £. B. 
Graliam, J. S. 
Hammaker, W. E. 
Helms, D. F. 
Hoffman, J. W. 
Hoover, A. R. 
Johnson, F. I. 
Justus, L. E. 
Killits, J. M. 



Locke, T. W. 
Luce, F. W. 
McGurk, Daniel 
McMaster, W. H. 
Miller, I. E. 
Nail, E. S. 
Orcutt, G. W. 
Overley, E. R. 
Palmer, W. T. 
Pew, J. O. 
Phillips, J. J. 
Phillips, J. P., Sr. 
Scott, Herbert 
Secrest, J. S. 
Shafer, J. M. 
Shepherd, W. W. 
Shipley, E. E. 
Smith, A. E. 
Smith, J. C. 
Smith, O. E. 
Truesdale, H. A. 
Van Pelt, C. M. 
Waldorf, E. L. 
Wallace, J. J. 
Weaver, E. S. 
Wells, F. L. 
"Wesley, Silas 
Wiant, W. A. 
Wilcox, G. P, 



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SIXTH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

50 Delegates 

Alabama, 2 ; Blue Ridge-Atlantic. 2 ; Central Tennessee, 2 ; Delaware, 
8; East Tennessee, 2; Georgia, 2; Gulf, 2; Holston. 6; Liberia, 2; North 
Carolina, 4; St. Johns River, 2; South Carolina, 8; Washington, 8. 



Anderson, B. J. K. 
Andrews, A. J. 

Bi-asher, J. L. 
Brown, S. C. 
Byrd, G. T. 
Clair, M. W. 
Clark, S. M. 
Cooper, Miss M. E. 
Corley, L. F. 
Cummings, Miss I. B. 
Dunton, L. M. 
Ford, C. P. 
Hammond, E. J. 
Hargis, D. H. 
Harshbarger, W. Z. 
Hill, J. S. 
Hughes, W. A. C. 
Jackson, Mrs. M. E. 
Jacobs, C. C. 
Jewett, J. W. 
Jones, H. AV. 
Jones, R. E. 
Keathley, H. P. 
Kiah, T. H. 
King, G. M. 



Leete, Mrs. F. D. 
Levy, J. R. 

Loy, F. W. 
Lyon, Ernest 
McRary, R. B. 
Matney, W. C. 
Melear, J. M. 
Moorer, Mrs. L. A. J. 
Moultrie, J. W. 
Naylor, McH. J. 
Patten, Mrs. J. A. 
Penn, I. G. 
Randall, £. R. 
Reed, J. H. 
Rutter, D. H. 
Stapleton, R. L. 
Steinman, E. H. 
Thomas, J. W^. 
Thompson, W. S. 
Tindley. C. A. 
"Waters, G. Jj. 
Welsh, A. R. 
Wilson, H. S. 
Winchester, R. W.' 
Windsor, W. B. 



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62 Delegates 



Atlanta, 4 ; Central Alabama, 4 ; Central Missouri 

Lexington, 6 ; Lincoln, 2 ; Little Rock, 4 ; " 

Savanual " "^ . r^ ,t 

Texas, 4. 



.^<ruii£ii ^i.«i.<.ua«, I, v^cLJiiMi a..i ioou ill i, _, Florlcla, 4; 

„ , _, Lincoln, 2; Little Rock, 4; Louisiana, S; Mississippi, 6; 

Savannah, 2 ; Tennessee, 4 ; Texas, 6 ; Upper Mississippi, 6 ; West 



Bartley, H. W. 
Brazier, A. W. 
Carroll, J. H. 
Childress, G. P. 
Chinn, W. S. 
Collins, Malaclii 
Cox, J. M. 
Crolley, R. A. 
Cunningliaiii, S. C. 
Daughtry. W. V. 
Davage, M. S. 
Dogan, M. W. 
Echols, AV. J. 
Ferguson, Mrs. M. E. 
Frazier, J. W. 
Gordon, E. L. 
Grant, L. R. 
*H!arde\iray, J. J. 
Hart, H. B. 
Hawkins, 'W. D. 
Hayes, A. 
Hayes, R. B. 
Hayes, S. A, 
Henry, F. H. 
Hodges, L. G. 
Huntley, W. J. 
Jackson, T. M. 
Jones, Mrs. A. B. 
Jones, E. M. 
Kinchen, P. AV. 
King, L. H. 
Lcggett, Mrs. Mahalia 



Lewis, G. W. 
Logan. G. G. 
Love, Alonzo 
Lucas, W. W. 
McMorris, William 
Nasmyth, Mrs. H. M. 
O'Ville, T. B. 
Pemberton, H. B. 
Price, la. J. 
Randolph, J. B. 
Redmond, J. B. 
Rogers, G. D. 
Sherrill, J. C. 
Shumpert, J. M. 
Simpson, Rosa 
Skelton, D. E. 
Smith, F. B. 
Smith, J. H. 
Stanley, 0. S. 
Strayhorne, S. M. 
Summers, W. E. 
Todd, J. S. 
Turner, J. W. 
Warren, J. W. 
White, E. A. 
"Whitmore, I. W. 
Williams, J. A. Q. 
Williams. J. O. 
Woolfolk, B. F. 
Wragg, J. P. 
Wyatt, T. II. 



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EIGHTH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

60 Delegates 

Arkansas, 2 ; Kansas, 16 ; Missouri, 6 ; Northwest Kansas, 6 ; Okla- 
homa, 10 ; St. Louis, 8 ; Southwest Kansas, 10 ; Western Swedish, 2. 



Abeb, J. W. 
Andrews, C. C. 
Burkholder, E. R 

Burris, W. F. 
Campbell, S. B. 
Carlson, A. Li. 
Clinton, W. G. 
Cdllins. H. B. 
Cook, ^xr. A. 
Copple, J. R. 
Corning, L. D. 
Dorsey, C. P. 
Eberlee, C. F. 
Embry, Jplin 
English, C. J. 
George, R. L. 
Getty, Frederick 
Gordon, H. A. 
Gray, J. M. M. 
Hall, G. R. 
Hestwood, C. D. 
Holter, H. O. 
Jenkins, J. W. 
Jones, B. F. 
Jones, Frank 
Keve, W. A. 
King, A. H. 
King, W. W. 
Kirk, A. E. 
Long, F. R. 



Longmuir, T. M. 
Markkam, O. G. 
Marshall, John 
Marshall, ^V. E. 

McClelland, J. M. 
McCormick, D. 
McKeever, L. A. 
Maclean, John 
Morgan, Miss Ada 
Neff, Frank 
Ploughe, H. A. 
Rarick, C. E. 
Roach, I. F. 
Satterlee, G. E. 
Seaberg, J. P. 
Short, AV. M. 
Sizer, F. F. 
Sloan, C. A. 
Southard, M. M. 
Stavely, J. A. 
Stevick, W. L. 
Taylor, J. L. 
Thackrey, J. E. 
Tulloss, "W. G. 
Vralker, J. S. 
Wickman, M. L. 
Wilcox, W. H. 
Wiley, F. M. 
W^inklemann, T. A. 
Zook, C. B. 



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58 Delegates 

Des Moines, 12 ; Iowa, 6 ; Nebraska. 18 ; Northwest low^a, 10 ; North- 
west Nebraska, 2 ; Upper Iowa, 10. 



Avery, E. M. 
Bartz, O. F. 
Beacham, C. H. 

Bond, O. M. 
Cable, W. H. 
Carpenter, G. F. 
Cissell, C. C. 
Clegg, Herbert 
Colegrove, C. P. 
Curran, A. B. 
Dryden, J. N. 
Evans, E. B. 
Evans, E. M. 
Fellers, W. A. 
Fennel, C. J. 
Flint, C. W. 
Furman, E. M. 
Gettys, J. R. 
Gideon, E. D. 
Gilbert, H. F. 
Gilbert, M. E. 
Hancher, J. W. 
Hansen, Anton 
Havner, H. M. 
Higley, E. E. 
Hillman, J. L. 
Holden, J. F. 
Holdoegel, P. C. 
Hutchinson, H. E. 



Isham, G. W. 
Jarvis, A. N. 
Leixris, John 
Liister, John 
Lockwood, E. J. 
Lowe, Titus 
McCaskill, C. W. 
Morling, £. A. 
Mossman, F. E. 
Monlton, F. W. 
Oates, E. "W. 
Phelps, E. E. 
Pierce, E. W. 
Pollock, J. li. 
Randall, A. A. 
Randall, C. H. 
Rogers, W. S. 
Scbreckengast, I. B. 
Smith, U. S. 
Spurlock, G. M. 
Spry, W. F. 
Taylor, F. C. 
Talley, M. R. 
Turner, W. A. 
Van Horn, J. P. 
Watts, T. R. 
VTeeks, E. W^c 
Willis, F. N. 
Young, T. T. 



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TENTH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

56 Delegates 

Central Illinois, 10 ; Central Swedish, 2 ; Illinois, 16 ; Norwegian and 
Danish, 2 ; Rock River, 16 ; Southern Illinois, 10. 



Antrim, E. M. 
Austin, F. M. 
Baker, J. C. 
Barbour, E. E. 
Blackstock, I. B. 
Buckley, L. H. 
Crawford, E. B. 
Dalbey, J. L. 
Darnall, C. C. 
Davidson, W. J. 
Dixon, G. W. 
DuBois, Mrs. A. M. 
Eckland, Henry 
English, M. N. 
Ewing, T. N. 
Gale, T. K. 
Grinunett, C. C. 
Hall, C. C. 
Henscken, H. S. 
Holgate, T. F. 
Jennings, W. T. 
Joknson, J. B. 
Jones, J. T. 
Kagey, B. F. 
Lowe, Perley 
Lundberg, F. A. 
MacVey, W. P. 
Markman, O. L. 



McCarty, F. A. 
Meackam, J. B. 
Mitchell, J. M. 
Moe, J. J. 

Morris, W. T. 
Musselman, D. L. 
Murdock, S. A. 

Nate, J. C. 
Neitz, C. W. 

Newland, T. E. 
Parkinson, D. B. 

Peterson, C. L. 
Phelps, J. M. 
Robertson, Ressho 
Shaw, W. E. 
Skimmin, W. M. 
Simonsen, N. E. 
Smith, C. F. W. 
Snavely, H. R. 
Stout, J. B. 
Stuart, C. M. 
Swift, P. H. 
Thomas, J. S. L. 
Thompson, John 
Thompson, Robert 
Van Cleve, J. W. 
Vaughn, S. B. 
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ELEVENTH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

68 Delegates 

Detroit, 16 ; Indiana, 14 ; Michigan, 14 ; North Indiana, 14 ; North 
west Indiana, 10. 



Adams, A. B. 

Bacon, C. E. 
Bassett, T. J. 
Beecher, C. "W. 
Bentley. L. C. 
Blanchard, AV. M. 
Blood, W. J. 
Brown, G. A. 
Bush, H. P. 
Campbell, Marvin, 
Campbell, W. H. 
Carpenter, W. E. 
Chandler, Mrs. 'W. H. 
Coburn, J. C. 
Conder, E. R. 
Davis, H. L. 
Dickinson, li. D. 
Dimond, E. D. 
Elliott, George 
Field, H. A. 
Fisher, F. B. 
Freeland. W. B. 
Fruit, W. R. 
Glass, Mrs. E. M. 
Green, W. M. 
Greene, F. "W. 
Grose, G. R. 
Hall, F. A. 
Harrison, J. W. 
Hixson, F. W. 
Holmes, C. O. 
Hoyt, C. O. 
Huckle, A. W. 
Hughes, A. F. 



Kemp, H. W^. 

Kennedy, Hugh 
Little John, D. C. 
L>ove, E. E. 
Martin, W. W. 
Maveety, P. J. 
Meader, R. E. 
Neal, A. G. 
Neff, C. H. 
Nichols, M. B. 
0-Haver. J. F. 
Parker, A. "L. 
Phelps, W. H. 
Rice, M. S. 
Robinson, J. B. 
Scidmore, Mrs. L. Bo 
Shaw, D. S. 
Shirk, J. C. 
Skinner, M. G. 
Smith, H. L. 
Starbnck, Elwood 
Taylor, E. S. 
Tyler, L. L. 
Wade. R. J. 
Walker. J. M. 
VTalters, C. Ii. 
Ward, J. S. 
Ward, O. F. 
Wareing, E. C. 
Wheeler, C. S. 
Willits, J. C. 
Wilmarth, L. T, 
Wilson, J. J. 
Zaring, B. R. 



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TWELP^TH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

48 Delegates 

Dakota, 8 ; INIinnesota, 8 ; North Dakota, 6 ; Northprn Minnesota, 
Northern Swedish. 2 ; West Wisconsin, 8 ; Wisconsin, 8. 



Anderson, A. 
Anderson, S. H. 
Berry, G. M. 
Blakemau, E. W. 
Boyce, O. E. 
Bradslia\ir, J. B. 
Burns, C. W. 
Cahoon, G. A. 
Chase, R. A. 
Craig, J. C. 
Dixon, E. C. 
Doran, I'rank 
Garton, E. B. 
Gold, W. H. 
Gutterson, Gilbert 
Haifyard, S. F. 
Hingeley, J. B. 
Hoagland, J, S. 
Hodgson, W. C. 
Hovis, W. F. 
Hughes, W. P. 
Jeulvins, J. P. 
Johnson, U. G. 
Johnston, J. M. 



Kerfoot, S. F. 
Kohlstedt, E. D. 
Kundert, J. E. 
Lange, H. T. 
Lathrop, R. A. 
Maxwell, G. E. 
Michael, H. F. 
Mork, B. O. 
Myers, B. F. 
Nelson, A. P. 
Notson, G. T. 
Pollock, C. A. 
Pringle, Mrs. A. M. 
Robertson, E. P. 
Rosebush, J. G. 
Simpson, H. E. 
Swanson, J. 
Taylor, J. W. 
Tifft, M. C. 
Tomlinson, Mrs. P. V. 
Trever, G. H. 
Vermilya, C. E. 
Watson, W^. S, 
^Vheeler, R. L. 



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THIRTEENTH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

88 Delegates 

California German, 2 ; Central German, 4 ; Chicago German, 4 ; East 
German, 2: North Germany, 4; Northtrn German, 2; Northwest 
German, 2 ; Pacific (ierman, 2 ; St. Louis (ierman. 4 ; South Germany, 4 ; 
Southern German. 2 ; Switzerland, 2 ; West German, 4. 



Allinger, C. E. 
Barth, E. A. 
Bek, £. G. 
Boese, H. R. 
Boescli, George 
Breihan, B. E. 
Buss, G. A. 
Diekmann. J. A. 
Durbahn, J. H. 
Esslinger, William 
Frei, Gottfried 
Gaiser, Louis 
Gerlicher, H. L. 
Hermann, Matthew 
Hoffman, J. J. 
Isler, W. F. 
Jandre, J. A. 
Keller, W^. A. 
Knehans, O. A. 



Koch, C. B. 
Koenig, C. J. W. 

Kurth, ^^r. j. 

Luering. Emil 
Lutz, J. G. 
Marquardt, G. A. 
Meyer, H. W. 
Mueller, F. W. 
Muenzeumayer, W. F. 
Neu, J. L. 
Pauzlau, J. L. 
Reiher, Ferdinand 
Schaedel. Heinrich 
Stehl, Heinrich 
■Walker, C. A. J. 
Waterman, C. E. 
Weiffenbach, Eugene 
Wentsch, Robert • 
Wobith, Richard 



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FOURTEENTH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

68 Delegates 

California, 12 ; Central China, 2 ; Chile, 2 ; Colorado, 10 ; Eastern South 
America, 4 ; Foochow, 4 ; Hinghwa, 2 ; Korea, 4 ; Mexico, 2 ; New 
Mexico, 2; North China, 4; Southern California, 14; West China, 2; 
Wyoming State, 2 ; Yenpiug. 



Ahn, Tong Won 

Auman, O. W. 
Auppere, D. W. 
Baez, Dr. Y. D. 
Bankhardt, Frederick 
Barroetaveua, F. A. 
Beebe, J. A. 
Beech, Joseph 
Bliss, C. H. 
Brewster, Mrs. £. F. 
Bright, S. A. 
Carson, F. S. 
Carver, C. E. 
Chang, Hung 
Ching, C. Wang 
Chnan, Lin Li 
Cliff, G. B. 
Crabbe, F. L. 
Davis, G. L. 
Dennett, E. P. 
Dennett, L. L. 
Dsan, Lin Gao 
Edgerton, E. N. 
Elphick. Roberto 
Forsyth. D. D. 
Hang, Hu Caik 
Harrington, M. R. 
Hill, J. G. 
Hon, Chai Wang 
Hu, Chi ping 
Hume, G. E. 
lug. Ho Sien 
Kendall. D. E. 
King, Mrs. H. V. 
Kim, Yung S. 



Larkiu, F. M. 
Locke, C. E. 
Markbam, L. W. 
Mather, H. V. 
McClure, W^. F. 
Mead, C. L. 
Mei, Mrs. Ren-yin 
Nobl5, W. A. 
Parmelee, Mrs. Z. L. 
Risler, H. J. 
Roberts, F. H. H. 
Rowe, H. F. 
Salmans, L. B. 
Shore, Egerton 
Sia, Miss Ruby 
Smith, M. N. 
Spencer, R. B. 
Stephens, John 
Sylvester, C- B- 
Syun, Oh Kui 
Tunnicliffe, John 
Van Allen, L. K. 
W^allace, F. S. 
Ward, R. A. 
Warmer, G. A. 
Warner, O. M. 
W^att, R. V. 
Wei Ping Chien 
W^hite, A. H. 
White, G. W. 
Williams. J. H. N. 
W^illiamson, Salina 
Wilson, B. H. 
Yung, S. Kim 



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FIFTEENTH GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICT 

57 Delegates 

Bengal, 2 : Bombav, 2 ; Central Provinces. 2 ; Columbia River. 8 
Idaho, 4: Malavsia, 2': Montana, 2; North India. 6; North Montana. 2 
Northwest India. 4 : Oregon. 9 ; Philippine Islands, 2 ; Puget Sound, 8 
South India, 2 ; Western Norwegian-Danish, 2. 



Abbott, D. G. 
Ariss, Miss E. A. 
Avery, C. E. 
Avison, R. N. 
Baker, J. E. 
Baker, Benson 
Beach, C. E. 
Brainard, R. L. 
Brainerd, E. C. S. 
Cherry, W. T. 
CliitambaT, J. R. 
Crowther, J. E. 
Dnbach, U. G. 
Eddy, Miss Mabel 
Elford, A. S. 
Ford, Burgess 
Ford, T. B. 
Forsyth. W. H. H. 
Gob, Hood Keng 
Gray, H. B. 
Harrison, J. C. 
Hazeltine, F. A. 
Hopfield, L. S. 
Jeklin, Edward 
Kemp, F, G. B. 
Koch, C. H. S. 
Leech, D. H. 
Lorenzo, G. L. 
Martin, D. R. 



Martin, J. A. 
McDougall. J. W. 
Meeker, C. A. 
Morgan, Miss C. M. 
Mukerji, N. K. 
Parker, A. A. 
Parker, C. E. 
Partridge, Miss R. A. 
Pascnal, Andres 
Perry. H. O. 
Peterson, C. A. 
Pollom, N. D. 
Rader, M. A. 
Rabim, Abdul 
Reid, R. J. 
R..ekey, C. D. 
Rugg, A. W. 
Shaw, G. J. 
Singb, M. C. 
Smith, Edward 
Stansfield, Joshua 
Thomas, G. H. 
Tobsen, Charles 
Warner. Andrew 
West, J. N. 
^Vhite, C. H. 
Winters. W. A. 
Youugson, W. W. 



STANDING COMMITTEES 

(Names of Lay Delegates are invariably printed in bold face.) 



COMMITTEE ON EPISCOPACY 

David G. Downey (New York East), Chainnan; (Jeorge Elliott 
(Detroit). V ice-Chair niaii ; J. R. JoY (Newark), l^ecretury ; 1. G. 
Penx (Washington). Assistant Secretary. 

Sub-Committees 

1. Assignment of Bishops: 

Edgar Blake (New Hampshirej, Chairman; W. W. 1'oungson 
(Oregon), Secretary. 

2. Episcopal Residences: 

J. C. Baker (Illinois), Chairman; F. H. H. Roberts (New 
Mexico), Secretary. 

3. Administration and Effectiveness of Bishops: 

G. M. Spurlock (Nebraska), Chairman; J. S. Hill (East Ten- 
nessee), Secretary. 

4. General Reference: 

A. V. Bower (Wyoming), Chairman; Harriet L. Perry (Maine), 
Secretary. 

5. Neyro Episcopal Supervision: 

George Elliott (Detroit), Chairman; H. F. Rowe (Central 
China ) , Secretary. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty, T. A. Winklenian 

Atlanta L. J. Price, J. P. Wragg 

Baltimore J. R. Edwards, O. J. Randall 

Bengal Mabel Eddy, C. H. S. Kucli 

Blue Ridge- Atlantic W. C. Matuey, E. R. Randall 

Bombay Miss C. M. Morgan, A. A, I'arUer 

California E. 1*. Dennett, L. K. Van Allen 

California German J. H. Durbahn, C. J. W. Koenig 

Central Alabama 'W. J. Echols, E. M. Jones 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Kowe 

Central German C. E. Allinger, F. W. Mueller 

Central Illinois t C. W. Neitz, W. E. Shaw 

Central Missouri L. R. Grant, R. B. Hayes 

Central New York F. T. Keeney, George Liiveriuore 

Central Pennsylvania E. M. Stevens. M. B. Rich 

Central Provinces D. G. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish H. C. Eckland, F. A. I.undberg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keatliley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago (Jerman J. A. Jaudre, C. E. Waterman 

Chile Eugeuio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado D. W. Aupperle, D. D. Fursytli 

Columbia River II. (J. I'erry, A. "W. Rugg 

Dakota J. S. Hoaglaud. U. G. Johnson 

Delaware. C. A. Tindley. H. S. Wilson 

Denmark. . .* Anton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines E. B. Evans, J. L. Ilillmnn 

Detroit George Elliott, A. L. Parker 

East (lerman J. H. Lutz, W. J. Kuith 

East Maine A. E. Morris, Mrs. Carrie S. Baldwin 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill, S. M. Clar'- 

Eijstern South America F. A. Barroetaveua, H. J. Risler 

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Eastern Swedisli Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Eric H. A. Ellis, VJ. M. Pierce 

Finland A. E. Hanuelin, G. A. Simons 

Florida J. S. Todd, J. H. Smith 

Foochow Ruby Sia, R. A. Ward 

Genesee _ F. H. Coman, I». M. Potter 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa Mrs. E. F. Brewster, F. S. Carson 

Holston J. M. Melear, Mrs. J. A. Patten 

Idaho J. E. Baker, C. H. White 

Illinois J. C. Baker, I. B. Blackstock 

Indiana ' H. W. Kemp, J. M. Walker 

Iowa H. M. Havney, U. S. Smith 

Italy B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas \V. A. Keve, J. L. Taylor 

Kentucky E. R. Overly, A. S. Bennet 

Kiangsi Hu Chi-ping, Mrs. Mei Ren-Liin 

Korea Yung S. Kim, W. A. Noble 

Lexington J. H. Carroll, J. B. Redmond 

Liberia J. H. Reed, B. J. K. Anderson 

Lincoln G. G. Logan, S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock J. M. Cox, Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth 

Louisiana P. AV. Kinchen, T. B. O'Ville 

Maine J. M. Arters, Miss Harriet L. Perry 

Malaysia W. T. Cherry, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico L. B. Salmans, V. D. Baez 

Michigan L. D. Dickinson, Hugh Kennedy 

Minnesota G. E. Maxwell, J. W. Taylor 

Mississippi M. C. Collins, W. W. Lucas 

Mis'souri AV. F. Burris, C. P. Dorsey 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska I. B. Schreckengast, G. M. Spurlock 

Newark R. B. Urmy, J. R. Joy 

New England L. J. Birney, F. C. Dunn 

New England Southern J. I. Bartholomew, E. J. Horton 

New Hampshire Edgar Blake, G. A. Fairbanks 

New Jersey J. R. Mason, E. S. Sheldon 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York Wallace MacMullen, W. H. Van Benschoten 

New York East D. G. Downey, F. A. Home 

North Carolina R. E. Jones, R. B. McRary 

North China G. L. Davis, Kuo Chao Hsi 

North Dakota C. A. Pollock, E. P. Robertson 

North Germany Heinrich Schaedel, Heinrich Stehl 

North India J. N. West, G. H. Thomas 

North Indiana F. W. Greene, R. J. Wade 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio F. A. Arter, E. L. Waldorf 

Northern German J. J. Hoffman, H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern New York W. M. Caldwell, E. R. Redhead 

Northern Minnesota J. B. Bradshaw, C. W. Burns 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau, G. A. Buss 

Northwest India Benson Baker, M. C. Singh 

Northwest Indiana H. L. Davis, C. O. Holmes 

Northwest Iowa F. E. Mossman, E. W. Gates 

Northwest Kansas L. A. McKeever, A. H. King 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Svendsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio T. H. Campbell, J. P. Phillips 

Oklahoma John Embry, 'I. F. Roach 

( )iegiin L. S. Hopfield, W. W. Youugson 

Pacific German Louis Gaiser, Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia C. M. Boswell, F. R. Gillinder 

Philippine Islands M. A. Rader. Andreas Pascual 

Pittsburgh R. F. Hopwood, J. B. Risk 

Piiget Sound J. E. Crowther, N. D. Pollom 



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Rock River. W. T. Jennings, John Thomnsun 

feaint Johns River D. s. Rutter, A. R. Welsh 

^aiut Louis J. M. M. ( Jray, F. P. Sizer 

baint Louis Gerni;iii O. A. Knehans, Eugene Wciffr-nbach 

Savannah. . W V Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina C. C. Jacobs, Mrs. L. A. J. Moorer 

South Germany E. G. Bek, Emil Luering 

South India... C. E. Parker, Ruth A. Partridge 

Southern California C. E. Carver, C F I ii(T<t' 

Southern German B. E. Breiha'n, j. L. Veu 

Southern Illinois C. C. Hall, D. B. Parkinson 

Southwest Kansas A. E. Kirk, E. R. Burkholder 

Sweden. F. M. Ahgren, Edward "Willard 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, (i. A Mnnniaidt 

Texas M. W. Dogan, H. B. Pemberton 

Tennessee J. C. Sherrili, W. D. Hawkins 

Ti'oy. . • Alfred J. Higgins, T. A. Hull 

Upper Iowa C. P. Colegrove, W. F. Spry 

Upper Mississippi J. Q. A. Williams, B. F. Woolfolk 

Vermont W. R. Davenport, S. A. Daniels 

Washington Ernest Lyon, I. Garland Penn 

West China Joseph Beech, Lin Gao Dsang 

West German .1. A. Diekmann, W^. F. Muenzenmayer 

West Ohio W. D. Cole, C. A. Collin 

West Texas M. S. Davage, T. H. Wvatt 

West Virginia C. W. Lynch, Daniel Westfall 

West Wisconsin R, A. Chase, L. S. Coe 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. PetersDn, Charles Tobson 

Western Swedish A. L. Carlson, J. I*. Seaberg 

Wilmington W. A. Wise, E. C. Hardesty 

AVisconsin E, D. Kohlstedt, W. S. Watson 

Wyoming J. H. Race, A. V. Bower 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. KendcU 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chnan 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY 

Henry Wade Rogers (New York East), Chairman; O. A. Knehans 

(Saint Louis German), Secretary. 

I. J. I. Bartholomew, New England Southern. 

II. H. W. Rogers, New Yorl* East. 

III. W^illiani Xottingham, Central New York. 

IV. H. C. Conrad, Wilmington. 
V. J. M. Killits, West Ohio. 

VI. S. C. Brown, Holston. 

VII. F. B. Smith, Louisiana. 

A'^III. John Marshall, Kansas. 

IX. E. A. Morling, Northwest Iowa. 

X. H. R. Snavely, Illinois. 

XI. E. R. Conder, Indiana. 

XII. C. A. Pollock, North Dakota. 

XIII. O. A. Knehans, Saint Louis German. 

XIV. L. L. Dennett, California. 

XV. F. G. Kemp, Columbia River. 

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS 

E. J. Lockwodd, Upper Iowa ; C. W. Lynch, West Virginia, G. W. 
White, California ; J. C. Nate, Illinois. 

COMMITTEE ON ITINERANCY 

H. L. Jacobs (Central Pennsylvania), Chairman; G. P. EcKMAN, 
(Wyoming), Vicc-Chairman ; (J. E. Hume (Southern California), 
Secretary; D. S. SiiAW (Detroit), Assistant Secretary: F. J. 
HiiBACii (Newark), Assistant Secretary ; (J. T. Byrd (Holston), 
Assistant Secretary; T. H. Kiah (Delaware), Assistant Secretary. 



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Sub-Committees 

1. Pastorate: 

G. P. EcKJrAN (Wyoming), Chairman; Mrs. Pearl V. D. Tom- 

linson (West Wiscousin), Secretary. 

2. District Superiutendency: 

W. F. Connor (Pittsburgh), Chairman; Alfred Wagu (New 
Jersey), Secretary. 

3. Conference Claimants: 

G. T. NoTSON (Dakota), Chairman; S. J. Greenfield (Northern 
New York), Secretary. 

4. Local Ministry: 

W. J. Davidson (Illinois), Chairman; E. E. Stone (Genesee), 
Secretary. 

5. Annual Conferences: 

E. A. Dent (New York East), Chairman: Mrs. E. M. Glass 
(Detroit), Secretary; H. W. Selby (New Euglaud), Assistant 
Secretary. 

6. Foreign Lanr/uage Conferences: 

A. E. Smith (West Ohio), Chairman; F. W. HixsoN (Northwest 
Indiana), Secretary. 

7. Annual Conference Journals: 

G. A. Cahoon (Minnesota), Chairman; F. J. Hubach (Newark), 
Secretary. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas .• Frclerick Getty, T. A. Winkleman 

Atlanta S. C. Cunningham, L. H. King 

Baltimore W. W. Barnes, D. P. Miller 

Bengal .' Mabel Eddy, C. H. S. Koch 

Blue Ridge-Atlautic W. C. .Matney, E. R. Randall 

Bombay Cora M. Morgan, A. R. Parker 

California Jolin Tunnicliffe, C. M. Warner 

California German J. H. Durbahn, C. J. W. Koenig 

Central Alabama Mrs. A. B. Jones, G. W. Lewis 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Rowe 

Central German C. B. Koch, C. A. J. Walker 

Central Illinois J. B. Johnson, T. E. Newlaud 

Central Missouri L. R. (irant, R. B. Hayes 

Central New York W. E. Brown, William Nottingham 

Central Pennsylvania H. L. Jacobs, J. S. Williams 

Central Provinces ». G. Abbott. Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish H. C. Ekland, F. A. Luudberg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German H. R. Boese, J. A. Jandre 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado E. N. Edgerton, R. B. Spencer 

Columbia River Edward Jeklin, J. W. McDougall 

Dakota J. M. Johnston, G. T. Notson 

Delaware T. H. Kiah, Mrs. M. E. Jackson 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines ' M. R. Talley, E. W. Pierce 

Detroit Mrs. E. M. Glass, D. S. Shaw 

East (German John G. Lutz, W. J. Kurth 

East Maine J. H. Gray, Carrie S. Bald\idn 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern South America F. A.-Barroetavena, H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie J. F. Black, G. T. Weingartner 

Finland A. E. Hannelin, (i. A. Simons 

Florida H. W. Bartley. G. D. Rogers 

Foochow Caik H. Hu, Ruby Sia 

Genesee H. G. Ogdeu, E. E. Stone 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa Mrs. E. F. Brewster, F. S. Carson 

Holston (J. T. Byrd. W. Z. Harshbarger 

Idaho E. C. S. Brainard, W. A. Winters 



standing Committees 81 

Jil',i?ois W. J. Davidson, C. C. Grimmett 

I'J^'iiiua Mrs. A. B. Adams, J. F. OHaver 

J^wa H. F. Gilbert, A. N. Jarvis 

f taly B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

^ai'Siis AV. G. Tulloss, II. (). Holter 

Keutucky W. W. Shepherd, Silas Wesley 

I'^iii'igsi Hu Cbi-1'iug, Mrs. Mei Ken-yun 

ivorea Uh Kiii Sy uii, Tong Won Ahn 

Lexmgtou Mrs. Mahalia, E. A. White 

i-iljeria B. J. K. Anderson, J. II. Keed 

Lincoln S. A. Hayes, U. G. Logan 

Little Kuck L. (J. Hodges, 1. W^. Whitmore 

Louisiaua A. W. Brazier, W. S. Cliiiin 

^ianie L. D. Bristol, I). 1'.. Holt 

Miilayjsia W. T. Cherry, Goli Hood Keng 

Mexico D. V. Baez, L. B. Salmans 

Michigau J. C. Coburn, J. C. Willits 

Miuuesota G. A. Cahooo, B. O. Mork- 

Mississippi E. L. Gordon, W. W. Lucas 

Missouri G. J. English, Frank Jones 

Montana C. E. Avery, E. E. Smith 

Nebraska J. K. Gettys, Anton Hansen 

Newark 1-". J. llubacb, Mrs. May L. Woodruff 

New England C. U. Ford, H. W. Selby 

New England Southern W. H. Bath, S. A. Frentis 

New Hampshire Adolphus Liulield, R. E. Wilder 

New Jersey C. C. Read, Alfred Wagg 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York E. S. Tipple, W. J. Stitt 

New York East E. A. Dent, J. B. Morrell 

North Carolina R. E. McRary, K. E. Jones 

North China (i. L. Davis, Ching G. Wang 

North Dakota H. E. Simpson, C. E. Verniilya 

North Germany Hermann N. Meyer, Ferdinand Reiher 

North India I. W. West, N. K. Mukerji 

North Indiana Mrs. W. H. Chandler, W. B. Freeland 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J, A. Martin 

North-East Uhio G. H. Brown, J. J. Wallace 

Northern German J. J. Hoffman, H. L. Gerlicker 

Northern Minnesota G. M. Berry, J. B. Hingeley 

Northern New York S. J. Greenfield, W. S. H. Keefe 

Northei-n Swedish xVudrew Anderson, Jokn Swansou 

Northwest German J. L. I'anzlau, G. A. Buss 

Northwest India M. C. Singh, B. Baker 

Nurthwest Indiana Marvin Campbell, F. W. Hixson 

Northwest Iowa O. M. Bond, F. C. Holdoegel 

Northwest Kansas G. R. Hall, C. E. Rarick 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Svendseu 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio £. 3.. Cherrington, B. D. Evans 

Oklahoma i. E. Thackrey, W. H. Wilcox 

Oregon K. N. Avison, G. F. Billings 

I'acitic German Louis (iaiser, Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia C. W. Straw, J. L. Hall 

I'hilippine Islands M. A. Kader, Andres Fascual 

Pittsburgh W. F. Conner, S. M. Smith 

Puget Sound A. S. Corey, J. C. Harrison 

Uock Biver •. E. H. Forkel, I'. H. Swift 

Saint Louis S. B. Campbell, F. R. Long 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter, A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis German G. O. Boesch, W. F. Isler 

Savannah W. \. Daugiitry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina J. W. Thomas, J. F. I'age 

South Germany E. A. Barth, Emil Luering 

South India C. E. Parker, R. A. Partridge 

Southern California C. B. Cliff, G. E. Hume 

Southern (Jerman B. E. Breihan, J. L. Neu 

Southern Illinois O. L. Markman, J. B. Stout 



82 Journal of the General Conference 

8outli\vost Kansas R. L. George, M. M. Southard 

Sweden C. A. Saf wenberg, August Stroiustedt 

Switzeihuid Gottfried Frei, (i. A. Marquaiclt 

Tenuessee S. M. .Strayhoiue, Alonzo Love 

Texas J. J. Hardeway, T. M. Jacksuu 

Troy II. H. Murdock, C. E. Bnllard 

Upper Iowa A. B. Currau, J. F. Holdeu 

Upper Mississippi Mrs. M. E. Ferguson. II. B. Hart 

Vermont A. W. Hewitt, V. A. Irish 

Washington W. A. C. Hughes. I. R. Cummings 

West China Joseph Beech, Lin Gao Dsang 

West German W. Muenzenmayer, Matthew Hermann 

West Ohio J. H. Clark, A. E. Smith 

West Texas R. A. Atkinson, T. H. Wyatt 

West Virginia O. 1). King, W. P. McAboy 

West Wisconsin I. K. Kundert, Mrs. Pearl Tomlinson 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish A. L. Carlson, J. P. Seaberg 

Wilmington W. R. Mowbray, E. C. Hardesty 

Wiscoxisiu S. H. Anderson. E. B. Garton 

Wyoming G. P. Eckman, H. L. Mitchell 

Wyoming State F. L. Crabbe, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chuau 



COMMITTEE ON BOUNDARIES 

Bishop Shepabd, Chairman; A. G. Kynett (Philadelphia), Secretary; 
J. W. Abel (Oklahoma), Assistant Secretary; Fkedeeick Getty 
(Arkansas), Assistant Secretary. 

Sub-Committees 

1. Reference and Legality of Notice: 

E. D. KoiiLSTEDT (Wisconsin), Chairman; J. F. Cooper (New Eng- 
land Southern) ; F. F. Clevenger (West Ohio) ; H. R. Suavely 
(Illinois) ; F. S. Wallace (Southern California) ; A. G. Kynett 
( Philadelphia ) , ex-officio. 

2. Asia: _ „ „ 

Archibald Moore (West Virginia), Chairman; W. H. Brooks 
(New York) ; John T. Jones (Central Illinois) ; R. E. Meadeb 
(Michigan) ; J. H. N. Williams (California). 

3. Accomplished Changes: 

Eli Pittman (Central New York), Chairman; J. C. Arkuckle 
(Ohio) ; F. B. Fisher (North Ir.diana) ; John Marshall 
(Kansas) ; "William M. Shimmin (Rock River) ; Elwood 
Starbuck (North Indiana). 

Ray Allen (Genesee), Chairman; J. J. Hoffman (Northern Ger- 
man) ; S. F. Kerfoot (Minnesota) ; C. F. Sitterly (Newark) ; 
W. A. WiANT (West Ohio). 

5. Africa and South America: 

J. J. Wilson (Northwest Indiana), Chairman: M. S. Davage 
(West Texas) ; D. H. Leech (Oregon) ; E. A. Morling (North- 
west Iowa) ; W. W. Shepard (Kentucky). 

6. Eastern Section — Boston, New York, Phi1adeli>hia, Pittshuryh, Wash- 

ington Areas: ^„. . ^ 

John Maclean (Kansas), Chairman; T. N. Ewing (Illinois) ; 
H. W. Jones (Delaware) ; E. E. Love (Indiana) ; M. L. Wick- 
man (Northwest Kansas). 

7. Central Section— Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Saint Louis, 

Saint Paul Areas: ^ . 

E. A. Martin (Wyoming), Chairman: W. G. Clinton (Saint 
Louis) : E. C. Dixon (West V/isconsin) ; T. W. Larkin 
(Genesee) ; W. L. McDowell (Baltimore). 



standing Committees 83 

8. Western Section — Denver, Helena, Omaha, Portland, San Francisco, 

]]'i(:liita Areas: 
J. B. Stein (Ccutral Penusylvauia ), Chairman; L. A. Brown 
(Troy) ; S. H. Hicks (Wyoming) ; J. S. L. Thomas (Rock 

liiver). 

9. Southern Section^Atlanta, Chattanooya, New Orleans Areas: 

M. K. (JiLCEKT (Nebi-iiska), Chairman; E. E. Barbour (Central 
Illinois) ; J. F. Knotts (New England) ; D. C. Littlejoiin 
(Detroit) ; J. S. Waku (Indiana). 

10. General Conference Districts: 

S. D. Bauslier (Philadelphia), Chairman; A. S. Elford (Puget 
Sound) ; J. W. .Moultkie (youth Carolina) ; C. A. Smith (New 
York) ; Ahthuk Staples (Pittsburgh). 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty, T. A. 'Winkleman 

Atlanta L. J. Price, J. I'. Wragg 

Baltimore W. L. McDowell, G. C. Shannon 

Bengal Mabel Eddy, C. H. S. Koch 

Blue Ridge-Atlautic W. C. .Matnoy, E. R. Randall 

Bombay Cora M. Morgan, A. A. Parker 

California W. C. Short, J. H. N. Williams 

California German '. . J. H. Durbahu, C. J. W. Koenig 

Central Alabama W. J. Echols, 1']. M. Jones 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Kowe 

Central German C. E. Allinger, F. W. Mueller 

Central Illinois E. E. Barbour, J. T. Jones 

Central Missouri L. R. Grant, R. B. Hayes 

Central New York J. A. Loyster, Eli I'ittman 

Central Pennsj. Ivania J. B. Stein, S. W. Dickson 

Central Provinces 1). (i. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish » F. A. Luudberg, Henry Eckland 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinnian 

Chicago German William Essliuger, Charles Waterman 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado E. N. Edgerton, R. B. Spencer 

Columbia River Edward Jeklin, H. O. I'erry 

Dakota O. E Boyce, B. F. Myers 

Delaware D. H. Hargis, H. W. Jones 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines E. M. Evans, T. R. Watts 

Detroit W. H. Campbell, D. C. Littlejohu 

East German J. (J. Lutz, W. J. Kurth 

East Maine William R. Genge, L. F. Higgins 

East Tennessee Judsou S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern South A'.nerica F. A. Barroetavena, H. J. Reisler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie H. A. Ellis, B. A. ^Walker 

Finland A. E. Hannelin, (i. A. Simons 

Florida H. W. Bartley, J. H. Smith 

Foochow Caik H. Hu, Ruby Sia 

Genesee Ray Allen. T. W. Larkin 

(Jeorgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hingbwa Mrs. E. F. Brewster, F. S. Carson 

Holston (J. T. Bvrd, W. Z. Harshberger 

Idaho J. E. Baker, E. C. S. Brainard 

Illinois T. N. Ewiug. Judge H. R. Suavely 

Indiana E. E. Love, J. S. Ward 

Iowa J. W. Hancher, E. E, Phelps 

Italy B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas John Maclean, John Marshall 

Kentucky W. W. Shepherd, Silas Wesley 

Kiaugsi Cbiping Hu, Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea W. A. Noble, Tong Won Ahm 

I.exington Mrs. Mahalia, E. A. White 

i.iberia J. H. Reed, B. J. K. Anderson 



8-i Journal of the General Conference 

Lincoln G. G. Logan, S. S. Hayes 

Little Rock L. (}. Hodges, Mrs. H. M. Nasmytli 

Louisiana W. J. Huntley, J. W. Tui iier 

Maine J. JM. Alters. L. D. Bristol 

Malaysia W. T. Cheny, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico V. D. Baez, L. B. Salmaus 

Michigan K. E. Meader. A. W. Huckle 

Minnesota W. H. Gold, S. F. Kerfoot 

Mississippi J. M. .Shumpeit, M. Collins 

Missouri B. F. Jones, T. M. Longmuir 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska T. T. Young, M. E. Gilbert 

Newark C. F. .Sitterly, S. Earl Taylor 

New England J. F. Kuotts, G. C. Melville 

New England Soutborn E. J. Horton, J. F. Cooper 

New Hampshire Adolphus Liufield, G. A. Fairbanks 

New Jersey H. P. Bennett, 'SI. E. Snyder 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York W. H. Brooks, C. A. Smith 

New York East F. M. North. A. P. Sloan 

North Carolina K. W. Winchester, W. B. Windsor 

North China W. P. Chen, H. C. Wang 

North Dakota S. F. Halfyard, C. A. Pollock 

North Germany Heinrich Schaedel, Heinricli Stehl 

North India -. . . . B. T. Badley, N. K. Muker ji 

North Indiana F. B. Fi.sher, Elwood Starbuck 

North Mt>ntana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio W. H. McMaster. F. L. Wells 

Northern (Jerman J. J. Hoffman, H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota W. C. Hodgson, H. F. Michael 

Northern New York W. M. Caldwell. W. H. S. Keefe 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau, G. A. Buss 

Northwest India M, C. Singh, Benson Baker 

Northwest Indiana T. J. Bassett, J. W. Harrison 

Northwest Iowa H. E. Hutchinson, E. A. Morling 

Northwest Kansas M. L. Wickman, C. C. Andrews 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Sveudseu 

Norwegian and Danish X. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio J. C. Arbuckle, J. W. DefFenbaugh 

Oklahoma J. W. Abel, C. F. Eberlee 

Oregon L. S. Hopfleld, D. H. Leech 

Pacific German Louis Gaiser, Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia A. G. Kynett, S. D. Bausher 

Philippine Islands M. A. Rader, Andreas Pascual 

Pittsburgh William Price, Arthur Staples 

Puget Sound A. S. Elford, D. R. Martin 

Rock River W. M. Shimmin, J. S. L. Thomas 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter, A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis W. G. Clinton, J. W. Jenkins 

Saint Louis German Eugene Weiffenbach, O. A. Knehans 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina A. J. Andrews, J. W. Moultrie 

South Germany E. A. Barth, Richard Wobith 

South India C. E. Parker, R. A. Partridge 

Southern California J. G. Hill, F. S. Wallace 

Southern (Jerman B. E. Breihan. J. L. Neu 

Southern Illinois W. T. Morris, S. B. Vaughn 

Southwest Kansas C. D. Hestwood, W. E. Marshall 

Sweden G. A. Gustafson, A. O. Hjalmar 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee S. M. Strayhorne, AV. D. Hawkins 

Texas iNL W. Dogan, Mrs. Rosa Simpson 

Troy L A. Brown. Datns Clark 

Upi)er Iowa J. L. Pollock, J. P. Van Horn 

Upper Mississippi M. E. Ferguson, H. B. Hart 

Vermont W. R. Davenport, S. A. Daniels 

Washington M. W. Clair, C. P. Ford 



standing CommUtees 85 

West China Joseph Beech, Lin Gao Dsau 

West (JeruKiu Matthew Hermann, 'W. A. Keller 

West Uhiu J. M. Killits, W. A. Wiaut 

AVest Texas M. S. Davage, J. W. Waneu 

West Virginia Archibald Muore, Peter Silman 

West Wisconsin E. C. Dixon, W. P. Hughes 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish J. P Seaberg, A. L. Carlson 

Wilmington W. U. Mowl)ray, J. W. WTieatley 

Wisconsin E. D. Kohlstedt, R. L. "Wheeler 

AVyoming E. A. Martin, S. H. Hicks 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, liin Lit Chuan 



COMMITTEE ON TEMPORAL ECONOMY 

R. V. Watt (California), Chairman; L. A. NiES (New England), Vice- 
Chainiiaii ; W. P. McVey (Central Illinois), Secretary. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

1. Benevolent Boards: 

J. W. Vai\ Cleve (Illinois), Chairman; F. R. Bayley (Baltimore), 
kieci'etury. . 

2. Local Church Organization: 

J. L. Fort (Troy), Chairman; E. R. Heckman (Central Penn- 
sylvania ) , Secretary. 

3. General Conference Business: 

S. F. Kekfoot (Minnesota), Chairman; G. W. Isiiam (Nebraska), 
Secretary. 

4. Lay Representation : 

F. E. Baldwin (Central New York), Chairman; H. W. Coons 
(New York), Secretary. 

5. Church Memhership: 

C. M. Olmstead (Wyoming), Chairman; G. R. Munroe (Newark), 
Secretary. 

6. Church Property: 

E. "Z. Walloweb (Central Pennsylvania), Chairman; E. W. Blake- 
man (West Wisconsin), Secretary. 

7. Forms and Records: 

N. H. Sannek (Pittsburgh), Chairman; J. P. Jenkins (Dakota), 
Secretary. 

A labauia J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Vrkansas Frederick Getty, T. A. Winklenian 

Atlanta L. H King, S. C. Cunningham 

liaitiinore F. R. Bayley, Irving O. Ball 

P.engal C. H. Koch, Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge-Atlantic W. C. Matuey, E. R. Randall 

Bombay ; A. A. Parker, Cora M. Morgan 

California John Stephens, R. V. "Watt 

California German J. II. Durbahn, C. J. "W. Koenig 

Central Alabama Mrs. A. B. Jones, d. W. Lewis 

Central China. .Hung Chang, H. F. Rowe 

Central ( Jerman C. B. Kuch, C. A. J, Walker 

Central Illinois Mrs. A. M. Dubois, W. 1'. MacVey 

Central Missouri L. R. (Jrant, R. B. Hayes 

Central New York F. E. Baldwin, P. H. Riegel 

Central Pennsylvania E. R. Ile^kman, E. Z. Wallower 

Central Provinces D. (J. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish H. C. Eckland, F. A. Lundberg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German J A. Jandre, C. E. Waterman 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado J- A. Beebe, L. W. Markham 



86 Journal of the Gene nil Conference 

Columbia River W. H. H. Forsyth, F. G. B. Kemp 

Dakota J. P. Jenkins, A. M. Pringle 

Delaware J. W. Jewett, G. L. Waters 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines K. E. Higley, W. A. Turner 

Detroit H. P. Bush, E. I). Dimond 

East Gernau J. (4. Lutz, W. J. Kurth 

East Maine J. H. Gray, A. W. Harris 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill. S. M. Clark 

Eastern "South America F. A. Barroetaveua, H. J. Risley 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie •. J. P. Burns, C. E. Welch 

Finland G. A. Simons, A. E. Hannelin 

Florida J. S. Todd. J. H. Smith 

Foochow Ho Sein Ing, G. S. Miner 

Genesee A. M. Blake, S. J. Clarkson 

Georgia E. J. Hammond. Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston R. L. Stapleton, S. C. Brown 

Idaho J. E. Baker, C. H. -White 

Illinois B. F. Kagey, J. W. Van Cleve 

Indiana L. C. Beutley, W. M. Green, Jr. 

Iowa J. W. Hancher, A. N. Jarvis 

Italy B. M. Tipple. Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas C. B. Zook, H. A. Ploughe 

Kentucky E. R. Overley, A. S. Bennet 

Kiangsi Chi-ping Hu. Mrs, Ren-yin Mei 

Korea W. A. Noble. Y. S. Kim 

Lexington J, H. Carroll, J. B. Redmond 

Liberia B. J. K. Anderson, J. H. Reed 

Lincoln G. G. Logan, S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock J. M. Cox, I. W. W^hitmore 

Louisiana C. S. Stanley, F. P. Smith 

Maine D. B. Holt. H. L. Perry 

Malaysia W. T. Cheery, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico V. D. Baez. L. B. Salmans 

Michigan C. S. Wheeler, L. T. Wilmarth 

Minnesota Gilbert Guttersen, S. F. Kerfoot 

Mississippi William McMorris, E. L. Gordon 

Missouri W. F. Burris, T. M. Longmuir 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska G. W. Isham, John Lewis 

Newark F. C. Baldwin. G. R. Munroe 

New England L. A. Nies. W. T. Rich 

New England SouthiTu J. I. Bartholomew. H. T. Borden 

New Hampshire Edgar Blake, R. E. Wilder 

New Jersey W. E. Massey, H. P. Sloan 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H, Roberts 

New York. R. E. Wilson, H. W. Coons 

New York East W. W. T. Duncan, A. J. Crawford 

North Carolina R. W. Winchester, W. B. Windsor 

North China W. P. Ch'en. C. C. Wang 

North Dakota R. A. Lathrop, I<1 P. Robertson 

North Germany H. W. Meyer, Ferdinand Reiher 

North India C. D. Rockey, G. H. Thomas 

North Indiana C. W. Beecher, F. A. Hall 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio E. S. Nail, J. C. Smith 

Northern German J. J. Hofl'man, H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota J. C. Craig, M. C. Tifft 

Northern New York M. W. Holt, G. F. Shepherd 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau. G. A. Buss 

Northwest India Benson Baker. M. C. Singh 

Northwest Indiana T. J. Bassett. W. M. Blanchard 

Northwest Iowa O. F. Bartz, F. C. Taylor 

Northwest Kansas G. R. Hall. A. H. King 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. (iideon, W. S. Rogers 



standing Committees ' 87 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Svendsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio J. T. Breece, Herbert Scott 

Oklahoma H. B. Collius. H. J. Stover 

Oregon R. H. Hughes, Joshua Stansfield 

Pacific German Louis (Jaiser, Robert 'Wentscli 

Philadelphia G. Bickley Burns, S. S. Pick 

Philippine Islands M. A. Kader, Andres Pascual 

Pittsburgh £. L. Kidney, N. H. banner 

Puget .Sound A. S. Corey, R. J. Reid 

Rock River C. C. Darnell, T. K. Gale 

Saint Johns River D. H. Ratter. A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis J. W. Jenkins, W. W. King 

Saint Louis German Eugeue Weifteubaoh, George Boesch 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina J. R. Le-vy, W. 8. Thompson 

South Germany E. G. Bek, Richard Wubith 

South India C. E. Parker, R. A. Partridge 

Southern California Mrs. H. V. King, G. A. Warmer 

Southern (Jerman B. E. Breihau, J. L. Neu 

Southern Illir.oi.s J. M. Mitchell, C. L. Peterson 

Southwest Kansas Dougald McCormick, C. A. Sloan 

Sweden C. A. Safwenberg, August Stromstedt 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee S. M. Strayhorne, W. D. Hawkins 

Texas Mrs. Rosa Simpson, J. O. Williams 

Troy J. L. Fort, C. A. Hagaman 

Upper Iowa E. J. Lockwood, F. W. Moulton 

Upper Mississippi B. F. Woolfolk, G. P. Childress 

Vermont W. R. Davenport, S. A. Daniels 

Washington M. J. Naylor, Mrs. Jennie Mills 

West China Joseph Beech, Lin Gao Dsan 

West German W. A. Keller, Matthew Hermann 

West Ohio W. J. Dunham, E. R. Graham 

West Texas R. A. Atkinson, T. H. Wyatt 

West Virginia W. B. Fleming. John Raine 

West Wisconsin E. W. Blakeman, H. T. Lauge 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish A. L. Carlson, J. P. Seaberg 

Wilmington Robert Watt. E. C. Hardesty 

Wisconsin W. F. Hovis, R. L. Wheeler 

Wyoming C. M. Olmstead, F. M. Devendorf 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chuan 



COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH 

J. W. Hoffman (Ohio), Chairman; M. S. Daniels (Newark), Vice- 
Chairman; W. A. Elliott (Erie), Secretary; W. G. Clinton 
(Saint Louis), Assistant Secretary. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

1. Internationalism: 

J. F. GoucnER (Baltimore), Chairman; G. W. White (California), 
Secretary. 

2. Social Service: 

A. S. Kavanagii (New York East), Chairman; J. F. Cooper (New 
England Southern), Secretary. 

3. Economic Problems : 

F. B. Trotter (We.st Virginia), Chairman; E. C. Linn (Now Eng- 
land ) , Secretary. 

4. Recreation: 

Frank Neff (Southwest Kansas), Chairman; \ V . R. Davenport 
(Vermont), Secretary. 



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5. Community Welfare: 

C. L. Meau (Colorado), Chairmati : G. H. Tbever (Wisconsin), 
Secretary. 

6. Sabbath Observance: 

M. S. Daniels (Newark), Chairman: "W. B. Wolcott (New 
Jersey ) , Secretary. 

7. Church Membership: 

Fbaxk Dorax (Minnesota), Chairman: "W. J. Blooa (Detiuiti. 
Secretary. 

S. General Reference: 

W. R. Wedderspoox (Rock River), Chairman; A. W. Huckle 
( Michigan ) . Secretary. 

}). Home and Child Welfare: 

Mrs. Z. L. Parmelee (Southern California), Chairman: R. D. 
Martix (Puget Sound), Secretary. 

10. Spiritual Life: 

C. W. FuxT (Upper Iowa), Chairman; G. A. Brown (Michigan), 
.b'ccrefor//. 

11. Family Worship: 

J. S. 8orsER (Central Pennsylvania) ; H. F. Michael (Northern 
Minnesota) ; W. S. Lockard (Pittsburgh). 

12. Recreation : 

B. F. Jones (Missouri) ; D. F. Dieeendokf (Newark) ; H. H. 
Fleming (New York). 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty. T. A. Winkleman 

Atlanta J. P. Wragg. L. J. Price 

Baltimore J. F. Goucher, C. M. Saltzman 

Bengal C. H. S. Kuch. Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge-Atlantic AV. C. Matney, E. R. Randall 

Bombay A. A. Parker. Cora Morgan 

California (i. AY. White. L. L. Dennett 

California (lernian J. H. Durbahn. Carl Koenig 

Central Alabama Mrs. A. B, Jones, G. W. Lewis 

Central China Hnng Chang, H. F. Rowe 

Central German C. E. Allinger. F. AY. Mueller 

Central Illinois AA'm. E. MacA'ey. Robert Thompson 

Central Missouri R. B. Hayes, L. R. (iraut 

Central New York E. W. Fergnson, E. M. IMills 

Central Pennsylvania J. S. Souser. H. T. Ames 

Central Provinces D. G. Abbott. Abdul Rahim 

Central Swedish H. C. Eckland. F. 'A. Lundberg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chile Engeuio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Chicago German H. R. Boese, William Essliuger 

Colorado C. L. Mead. A. H. "White 

Columbia River R. L.. Brainard, Andrew AYarner 

Dakota O. E. Bovce. B. F. Myers 

Delaware C. A. Tindley. H. S. Wilson 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Detroit W. J. Blood, H. A. Field 

Des Moines F. N. AA'illis. G. F. Carpenter 

East German J. G. Lutz. W. G. Kurth 

East Maine L. F. Higgins, J. H. (irav 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill. S. M. Clark 

Eastern Sor.th America F. A. Barruetavena. H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young. Gerhard Becker 

Erie N. A. AYhite. W. A. Elliott 

Finland G. A. Simonds. A. E. Hannelin 

Florida H. W. Bartley. G. D. Rogers 

Foochow C. M. ChcAv, G. S. Miner 

Genesee I. H. Crocker. G. M. Eiss 

Georgia E. J. Hammond. Mrs. F. D. Eeete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. AY. Loy 



standing Committees 89 

Hinghwa F. 8. Carson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston W. Z. Harshbarger, R. L. StapUtou 

Idaho J. E. Baker, C. H. White 

Illiuois F. A. McCarty, S. A. Mnrdock 

Indiana C. E. Bacun, J. C. Shirk 

Iowa E. E. Phelps, U. S. Smith 

Italy B. il. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas J. A. Stavely, W. A. Cook 

Kentucky W. W. Shepherd, Silas "Wesley 

Kiangsi Chi-piug Hu, Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea Oh Kui .Syun, Tong "Won Ahn 

Lexington R. A. CroUey, D. E. Skeltou 

Liberia J. H. Reed, B. J. K. Anderson. 

Lincoln G. U. Logan, S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock L. G. Hodges, Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth 

Louisiana W. S. Chinu, A. "W. Brazier 

Maine L. D. Bristol, D. B. Holt 

Malaysia W. T. Cherry. Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico V. D. Baez, L. B. Salmans 

Michigan (J. A. Brown, L. L. Tyler 

Minnesota Frank Doran, "W. H. Gold 

Mississippi William McMorris, E. L. Gordon 

Missouri B. F. Jones, T. M. Longmnir 

Montana O. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska (J. W. MeCaskill. J. N. Dryden 

Newark 1). F. Diefeudorf, M. S. Daniels 

New England AV. H. Powell, E. C. Linn 

New England Southern J. F. Cooper, E. J. Horton 

New Hampshire AdolpLus Linfield. R. E. "Wilder 

New Jersey J. D. Bills, "W. B. Wolcott 

New Mexico S. A. Bright. F. H. "H. Roberts 

New York (J. W. (Jrinton, H. H. Fleming 

New York East A. S. Kavanagh, John Roberts 

North Carolina R. E. Jones, R. B. McRary 

North China , W. P. Ch>n, C. C. "Wang 

North Dak.ita S. F. Halfyard, H. E. Simpson 

North Germany Hoiurich Schaedel, Heinrich Stehl 

North India. . ' C. D. Rockey. N. K. Mukerji 

North Indiana A. (i. Neal. H. L. Burr 

North Montana Miss E. A. Anss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio A. R. Hoover, J. S. Seere<t 

Northern (iermaii J. J. Hoffman. H. L. Gcrlicher 

Northern Minnesota C. W. Burns. H. F. Michael 

Northern Now York D. C. Johnson, C. E. Dixon 

Northern Swedish VadVew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau. G, A. Buss 

Northwest India <i. L. Lorenzo, M. C. Singh 

Northwest Indiana W. E. Carpenter, H. L. Davis 

Northwest Iowa Charles Beacham, Herman L legj; 

Northwest Kansas L. A. McKeever, C. C. Andrews 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, "W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Svends.ii 

Norwegian and Danish J. J- Moe, N. E S^imousen 

(3hio J. S. Graham, J. AA . Hoffman 

Oklahoma.'. .".* I- D. Corning. W. M. Short 

(jreo-on R. N. Avisou. C. A. Meeker 

Pacffic German Louis (iaiser, Robert Weirtsch 

Philadelphia J. <^ Wilson. W., W. Mast 

Philippine Islands M. A. Rader, Andres Pasentl 

Pittsburgh W. S. Lockard. P. W. Morgan 

Puget Sound F. A. Hazeltine, D R. Mann. 

Rock River H. S. Henschen, "\^ . R. ^^J^'l'l^r;:!';"^' 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter, A. R- Welsh 

Saint Louis W, G. Clinton^ J. S. Walker 

Saint Louis (iermaii Eugene Weiffenbach, O. A. Knehans 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina A. J. Andrews, J. W . Moultrie 

South Germanv E. G. Bek, l.inil Luenng 

South India C. E. Parker, R. A. Partridge 



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Southern California M. N. Smith, Mrs. Z. L. Parmelee 

Southern Illinois L. H. Buckley, Itessho Kobertsuu 

Southern German B. E. Bieihau. J. L. Neu 

Southwest Kansas Frank Neff, Ada Morgan 

Sweden August Stromstedt. Louise Eriksou 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marqiiardt 

Tennessee J. C. Sherrill. W. N. Copeland 

Texas J. J. Hardeway, J. O. Williams 

Troy J. A. Hamilton. F. C. Dyer 

Upper Iowa C. W. Flint, John Lister 

Upper Mississippi F. H. Henry, G. P. Childress 

Vermont W. R. Davenport. S. A. Daniels 

Washington M. W. Clair. C. P. Ford 

West China Joseph Beech, Dsan Lin Gao 

West German J. A. Diekmann. William Muenzenmayer 

West Ohio D. F. Helms. E. E. Shipley 

West Texas R. A. Atkinson, J. W. Warren 

West Virginia J. W. Engle. F. B, Trotter 

West Wisconsin E. C. Dixon. W. P. Hughes 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson. Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish A. L. Carlson, .J. P. Seabere 

Wilmington H. G. Budd, L. A. Bennett 

Wisconsin J. G. Rosebush, G. H. Trever 

Wyoming F. D. Hartsock. Thomas Hen-wood 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chuan 

COMMITTEE OX BOOK CONCERN 

E. G. Richardson (New York East), Chairman: E. D. Kohlstedt 
(Wisconsin), Yice-Chairmun ; F. A. Hazeltine (Puget Sound), 
Secretary. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

1. Advocates: 

L. A. NiES (New England),' Chairman; H. P. Bennett (New 
Jersey), Secretary. 

2. Property: 

J. Luther Taylor (Kansas), Chairman: Ressiio Robertson 
(Southern Illinois), Vice-Chairman; F. W. Greene (North 
Indiana), Secretary. 

3. General Reference: 

A. V. Bo-wer (Wyoming), Chairman; C. C. Cissell (Nebraska;, 
Secretary. 

4. Publications: 

Ray Allen (Genesee), Chairman; M. L. Wickman (Northwest 
Kansas), Secretary. 

5. Report of Book Committee: 

E. D. Kohlstedt (Wisconsin), Chairman; C. H. "White (Idaho), 
Secretary. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty, T. A. W^inkleman 

Atlanta J. P. Wragg. L. J. Price 

Baltimore W. W. Barnes, D. P. Miller 

Bengal C. H. S. Koch. Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge- Atlantic W. C. Matney. E. R. Randall 

Bombay A. A. Parker. Cora M. Morgan 

California John Stephens. L. L. Dennett 

California German J. H. Durbahn. Charles J. W^. Koenig 

Central Alabama W. J. Echols, E. M. Jones 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Rowe 

Central German C. B. Koch. C. A. J. Walker 

Central Illinois E. E. Barbour, W. P. MacVey 

Central Missouri R. B, Hayes, L. R. Grant 

Central New York F. E. Baldwin, W. E. Brown 

Central Pennsylvania J. S. Souser, E. Z. Wallower 



standing Committees 91 

Central Provinces I). (J. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish Henry Eckland, F. A. Lundberg 

Central Tciinet^see H. P. Keatbley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago Genujiu H, R. Boese, William Kssliugcr 

Chile Engenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado C. L. Mead, A. H. \(niite 

Columbia Kiver R. L. Brainard, J. W. McDougall 

Dakota B. F. Myers, G. T. Notson 

Delaware C. A. Tindlev, H. S. Wilson 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M. K. Mnnch 

Des Moines EM. Evaus, E. W. Weeks 

Detroit A. L. Parker, M. S. Kice 

East German J. G. Lutz, W. J. Knrth 

East Maine A. E. Morris, Mrs. C. S. Baldwin 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill. S. M. Clark 

Eastern South America H. J. Risler, F. A. Barroetavena 

Eastern Sweilisb Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie J. P. Burns, B. A. Walker 

Finland G. A. Simons. A. E. Hannelin 

Florida J. S. Todd, J. H. Smith 

Foochow. . R. A. Ward, Ho Sien Ing 

Genesee Ray Allen, A. M. Blake 

f ieorgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

<iulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Hoist on J. M. Melear, Mrs. J. A. Fatten 

Idaho C. H. "White, W. A. Winters 

Illinois E. M. Antrim, H. R. Snavely 

Italy B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Indiana J. C. Shirk, E. R. Zaring 

Iowa H. M. Havner, U. S. Smith 

Kansas J. M. McClelland, J. L. Taylor 

Kentucky W. W. Shepherd, Silas Wesley 

Kiangsi Chi-ping Hu, Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea Oh Kui Syun, Y. S. Kim 

Lexington R. A. CroUey, D. E. Skeltou 

Liberia J. R. Reed, B. J. K. Anderson 

Lincoln G. G. Logan. S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock L. (i. Hodges, Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth 

Louisiana J. W. Turner, W. J. Huntley 

Maine L. D. Bristol, D. B. Holt 

Malaysia W. T. Cherry, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico li. B. Salmans, V. D. Baez 

Michigan P. J. Maveety. L. T. Wilmarth 

Minnesota C. A. Cahuon, W. H. Gold 

Mississippi .William McMorris, £. L. Gordon 

Missouri C. P. Dorsey, B. F. Jones 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska C C. Cissell, C. J. Fennel 

Newark F.J. Hubach, M. S. Daniels 

New England L. A. Nies, W. T. Rich 

New England Southern J. F. Cooper, S. A. Prentis 

New Hampshire Edgar Blake, R. E. Wilder 

New Jersey H. P. Bennett, J. R. Mason 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York (J. W. (Jriuton, H. W. Coons 

New Y'ork East E. (J. Richardson. F. A. Horne 

North Carolina R. E. Jones, R. B. McRary 

North China W. P. Ch'en. C. C. Wang 

North Dakota R. A. Lathrop, C. E. Verniilya 

North Germany H. W. Meyer. Heinrich Stehl 

North India . . '. J. N. West. G. J. Shaw 

North Indiana W. B. Freeland. F. W. Greene 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio F. I. Johns.m. W. E. Myers 

Northern German J. J. Hoflnuiu. H. li. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota J. B. Bradshaw, J. B. Hingf'ley 

Northern New York D. C. Johnson, E. R. Redhead 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 



92 Journal of the General Conference 

Northwest German J. L. Pauzlau, G. A. Buss 

Northwest India H. B. Gray, (\. L. Lorenzo 

Northwest Indiana Marvin Campbell, E. C. Wareing 

Northwest Iowa P. C. Holdoegel, F. C. Taylor 

Northwest Kansas M. L. Wickniau. C. E. Rarick 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedalil, Oscar Svendsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio E. H. Clierrington, Herbert Scott 

Oklahoma John Embry, I. F. Koach 

Oregon R. H. Hugbes, Joshua Stanstield 

Pacific German Louis Gaiser, Robert Wentscb 

Philadelphia G. W. Henseu, L. W. Munball 

Philippine Islands M. A. Rader, Andres Pascual 

Pittsburgh W F. Conner. H. Henderson 

Paget Sound F. A. Hazeltine, D. R. Martin 

Rock River E. H. Forkel, J. M. Phelps 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter. A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis W. W. King, J. S. Walker 

Saint Louis German G. C. Boesch, W. F. Isler 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina J. W. Thomas, W. S. Thnmpson 

South Germany E. A. Barth, Richard Wobith 

South India C. E. Parker. R, A. Partridge 

Southern California F. .M. Larkin. H. V. Mather 

Southern German B. E. Breihan, J. L. Neu 

Southern Illinois I.. H. Buckley, Ressbo Robertson 

Southwest Kansas Dugald McCormick. C. A. Sloan 

Sweden G. A. (iustafson, O. A. Hjalmar 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marquarcft 

Tennessee S. M. Strayhorne. W. D. Hawkins 

Texas J. J. Hardeway, T. M. Jackson 

Troy G- C. Douglass, H. Stannard 

Upper Iowa J. L. Pollock, J. P. \'an Horn, 

Upper Mississippi F. H. Henry, J. Q. A. Williams 

Vermont W. R. Davenport, S. A. Daniels 

Washington Ernest Lyon, C. P. Ford 

West China Joseph Beach. Dsan Ein Gao 

West German J. A. Diekmann. W^. A. Keller 

West Ohio E. I. Antrim, C M. ^'an Pelt 

West Texas M. S. Davage, J. W. Warren 

West Virginia C. W. Flesher, W. C. Hartinger 

West Wisconsin E. C. Dixon. H. T. Lange 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson. Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish J. P. Seaberg. A. L. Carlson 

Wilmington W. A. Wise, J. W. "Wheatley 

Wisconsin E. D. Kohlstedt. W. S. Watson 

Wyoming J. H. Race. A. V. Bower 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt. Lin Li Chuan 



COMMITTEE ON FORFXGX MISSIONS 

Titus Lowe (Nebraska), Chairman; Mrs. P. V. D. Tomlinson (West 
Wisconsin), Vicc-Chainnan ; B. T. Badley (Xorlb India), Secre- 
itinj. 

SUB-CO.MMITIEE.S 

1. Adminiitt ration : 

H. L. Saiith (Detroit), Chairman; J. M. Arters (Maine), l^ecre- 
tary. 

2. Eastern Asia: 

Wallace MacMullex (New York), Chairman: J. E. Thackret 
(Oklahoma), Secretary. 

3. Southern Asia: 

E. B. Crawford (Rock River), Chairman; C. H. S. Koch 
(Bengal), Secretary. 



standing Conunitiecs 93 

4. Europe and Aorlh Africa: 

C. F. yiTTEKLY (Newark), Chainitan; E. C. Linn (New Eng- 
laud), iSecrctary. 

5. Africa: 

W. J. Stitt (New York), Chairman; F. N. Willis (Des Muines), 
l!<ccrctari/. 

6. South America: 

Edgerton Shore (Soutlieru California), Chairman; Mbs. A. W. 
SciDMOKE (Michigan), tSccrctarij. 

7. Mexico: 

M. N. Smith (Southern California), Chairman. 

8. Russia: 

G. P. EcKMAN (Wyoming), Chairman. 

U. Relations icith Woman's Forcii/n Missionurj Sociciij: 

F. B. FisiiEK (North Indiana), Chairman; B. E. Bkeiiian (South- 
ern German), ^Secretary. 

10. General Reference: 

S. A. Daniels (Vermont), Chairman; Daniel Wlstfall (West 
Virginia), l^iecreianj. 

11. Intcrchurch Movement: 

G. H. BiCKLEY (Philadelphia), Chairman; U. G. Markham (Kau- 
sa.s), Secretary. 

Alabama .J. L. Bra.sher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty. T. A. Wiukleman 

Atlanta J. P. AVragg. L. J. Price 

Baltimore .J. F. (Joucher, C. M. Saltzman 

Bengal C. H. S. Koch, Mabel Eddy 

Blue Kidge-Atlantic W. C. Matuey. E. R. Randall 

Bombay V. A. Parker, Cora M, Morgan 

California E. P. iJenuett, Mrs. Salina Williamson 

California Gcrumii .J. H. Durbahn, Carl J. W. Koenig 

Central Alabama W. J. Echols, E. .M. .Jom-s 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Kowe 

Central German C B. Koch. C. A. J. 'Walker 

Central Illinois •. .Mrs. A. M. Dubois, T. E. Newiand 

Central Missouri E. R. Grant. R. B. Hayes 

Central New York F. T. Keeney, J. A. Loyster 

Central Pennsylvania A. S. Williams, S. W. Dickson 

Central Provinces L). G. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish H. C. Eckland, F. A. Eundherg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German .1. A. .Jandre, C. E. Waterman 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado O. W. Auman. C. H. Bliss 

Columbia River H. O. Perry. A. W. Rugg 

Dakota J. I*. Jenkins. J. M. Johnston 

Delaware T. W. Jewett. Mrs. M. E. Jackson 

Denmark Antnn Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines F. N. Willis, W. A. Turner 

Detroit Mrs. E. M. Glass, H. L. Smith 

East (Jermau J. G. Lutz, W. J. Kurth 

East Maine A. E. Morris. A. W. Harris 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern South America F A. Barroetavena, H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie N. A. White. C. E. Welch 

Finland (J. A. Simons. A. E. Hannelin 

Florida H. W. Bartley. G. D. Rogers 

Foochow G. S. Miner, Ruby Sia 

Genesee D. L. Tuttle, C. E. Guthrii' 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carson. Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston Mrs. J. A. Patten, R. L. Staplctou 



94 Journal of the Gnienil Conference 

Idaho J. E. Baker, E. C. S. Brainard 

Illinois T. N. Ewing, Louise Dalbey 

Indiana Mrs. A. B. Adams, C E. Bacon 

Iowa E. E. Phelps, T. S. Smith 

Italy B. M. Tipple, Carinelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas (i. E. Satterlee. O. G. Markham 

Kentucky W. W. Shepherd, Silas "Wesley 

Kiaugsi.' ( Jii-piug Hii. Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea Y. S. Kim, W. A. Noble 

I-exington J. H. Carroll, J. B. Kedmond 

Liberia B. J. K. Anderson, J. H. Reed 

Lincoln S. A. Hayes, G. G. Logan 

Little Rock L. G. Hodges. Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth 

Louisiana T. B. O'Ville, P. W. Kincheu 

Maine I. M. Alters, L. D. Bristol 

Malayt;ia W. T. Cherry, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico L. B. Salmans, V. D. Baez 

Michigan AA'. H. Phelps, Mrs. "L. B. Scidmore 

Minnesota B. O. Mork, J. W. Taylor 

Mississippi J. M. Shumpert, J. B. Randolph 

Missouri C. J. English, Frank Jones 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska Titus Lowe, C. H. Randall 

Newark C. F. Sitterly, S. E. Taylor 

New England CO. Ford, E. C. Linn 

New p]ngland Southern W. H. Bath, H. T. Borden 

New Hampshire Adolphus Linfield, G. A. Fairbanks 

New Jersey E. S. Sheldon, Alfred Wagg 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York Wallace MacMullen. W. J. Stitt 

New York East F. M. North, J. B. Morrell 

North Carolina R. E. Jones, W. B. "Windsor 

North China G. L. Davis, Kuo Chao Hsi 

North Dakota ■ H. E. Simpson, C. E. Vermilya 

North Germany Ferdinand Reiher, Heinrich Schaedel 

North India . . '. B. T. Badley. N. K. Mukerji 

North Indiana Mrs. "W. H. Chandler, Fred B. Fisher 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio Mrs. M. C. Curtis, F. W. Luce 

Northern German J.- J. HolTman, H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota .....J. B. Bradsha-w, C. W. Burns 

Northern New York G. F. Shepherd, C. E. Dixon 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest (ierman J. L. Panzlau, G. A. Buss 

Northwest India Benson Baker, M. C. Singh 

Northwest Indiana J. "W. Harrison, T. J. Bassett 

Northwest Iowa Herbert Clegg. E. "W. Oates 

Northwest Kansas G. R. Hall. C. C. Andrews 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, "W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Syendsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio J. T. Breece, T. H. Campbell 

Oklahoma H. J. Stover, J. E. Thackrey 

Oregon D. H. Leech, G. F. Billings 

Pacific German Louis Gaiser, Robert "Wentsch 

Philadelphia G. H. Bickley, S. D. Bausher 

Philippine Islands M. A. Rader. Andres Pascual 

Pittsburgh J. W. Kinnear, Arthur Staples 

Puget Sound N. D. PoUom, R. J. Reid 

Rock River E. B. Crawford, W. M. Shimmin 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter. A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis J. M. M. Gray. F. R. Long 

Saint Louis German Eugene Weiffeubach. George Boesch 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry. "W. E. Summers 

South Carolina J. F. Page. J. R. Levey 

South Germany E. G. Bek, E. Luering 

South India C. E. Parker. R. A. Partridge 

Southern California Egerton Shore, M. N. Smith 

Southern German B. E. Breihan, J. L. Neu 



standing Committees 95 

Southern Illinois O. L. Markham, J. M. Mitchell 

Southwest Kansas K. L. George, Miss Ada Morgan 

Sweden <;. H. Gustafson, C. A. Safwenberg 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee J. C. Sherril, Alonzo Love 

Texas J. J. Hardeway, J. U. Williams 

'i'loy A. J. Higgins, T. A. Hull 

Upper Iowa A. B. Curran, F. W. Moulton 

Upper Mississippi F. H. Henry, G. P. Childress 

Vermont W. R. Davenport, S. A. Daniels 

Washington Ernest Lyon, I. G. Penn 

West China Joseph Beech, Dsan Lin Gao 

West German William Muenzenmayer, J. A. Diekmann 

West Ohio L. E. Justus, W. A. Wiaut 

West Texas R. A. Atkinson, J. W. Warren 

West Virginia C. W. Lynch, Daniel Westfall 

West Wisconsin U. A. Chase, Mrs. P. V. D. Tomlinson 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swecish A. L. Carlson, J. P. Seaberg 

Wilmington W. R. Mowbray. H. C. Conrad 

Wisconsin G. H. Trevor. R. L. WTieeler 

Wyoming (J. P. Eckman, F. M. Devendorf 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chnan 



COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS AND CHURCH 
EXTENSION 

E. L. Kidney (Pittsburgh), Chairman ; Mrs. M. L. AVoodruff 

(Newark). V ice-Chairman ; M. E. Snyder (New Jersey), Secre- 
tary j E. J. LocKWOOD (Upper Iowa), Assistant Secretary. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

1. Work in Cities: 

D. L. Marsh (Pittsburgh), Chairman; W. A. C. Hughes (Wash- 
iugtim ) , Secretary. 

2. Rural Work : 

W. H. Finch (New York East), Chairman; C. O. Holmes 
(Northwest Indiana). Secretary. 

3. Church Extension: 

G. G. VoGEL (Newark), Chairman; R. E. Meader (Michigan), 
Secretary. 

4. Frontier: 

E. E. HiGLEY (Des Moines), Chairman; J. C. Harrison (Puget 
Sound), Secretary. 

5. Evangelism: 

E. J. LocKWOOD (Upper Iowa), Chairman; Adolphus Linfield 
(New Hampshire), Secretary. 

6. Woman's Home Missionary Society: 

E. M. Stevens (Central Pennsylvania), Chairman; Miss Carrie 
Barge (Ohio), Secretary. 

7. General Reference: 

W. W. YouNGSON (Oregon), Chairman; S. B. Campbell (Saint 
Louis), Secretary. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty, T. A. Winkleman 

Atlanta L. H. King. S. C. Cunningham 

Baltimore W. L. McDowell, G. C. Shannon 

Bengal C. H. S. Koch. Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge- Atlantic W. C. Matney. E. R. Randall 

Bombay A. A. Parker, Cora M. Morgar 

California C. M. Warner, John Tunnicliffe 

California German J. H. Durbahn, Carl Koenig 

Central Alabama Mrs. A. B. Jones, G. W. Lewis 



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Central Cliina Hung Chang, H. F. Rowe 

Central (termaii C. E. Allinger, F. W. Mueller 

Central Illinois J. B. Johnson, W. E. Shaw 

Central New York George Livermore, E. M. Mills 

Central Missouri R. B. Hayes, L. K. Grant 

Central Pennsylvania E. M. Stevens, M. B. Rich 

Central Provinces D. G. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish Henry Eckland, F. A. Lunberg 

Central Tennessee H. 1'. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German . J. A. Pandre, C. E. 'Waterman 

Chile Eugenic Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado D. I). Forsyth, D. W. Aupperle 

Columbia River W. H. H. Forsyth, Edward Jeklin 

Dakota U. E. Buyce, A. M. Pringle 

Delaware D. H. Hargis, H. W. Jones 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines E. E. Higley, G. F. Carpenter 

Detroit W. R. Fruit, Henry P. Bush 

J]ast German J. G. Lutz, W. J. Kurth 

East Maine J. H. Gray, Mrs. C. D. Baldwin 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern South America F. A. Barroetavena, H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie J. F. Black, W. M. Pierce 

Finland G. A. Simons, A. E. Hannelin 

Florida J. S. Todd, J. H. Smith 

Foochow R. A. Ward, Ho Sien Ing 

Genesee F. H. Coman. L. M. Potter 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Jklrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston G. T. Byrd, W. Z. Harshberger 

Idaho E. C. S. Brainard, W. A. Winters 

Illinois C. C. Grimmett, M. N. English 

Indiana E. R. Con-der, J. M. Walker 

Iowa H. F. Gilbert, A. N. Jarvis 

Italy Carmelo Rapicavoli, B. M. Tipple 

Kansas John Maclean, H. A. Ploughe 

Kentucky • W. W. Shepherd, A. S. Bennet 

Kiangsi Chi-ping Hu. Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea W. A. Noble, Tong Won Ahn 

Lexington Mrs. Mahalia Leggett, E. A. White 

Liberia B. J. K. Anderson, J. H. Reed 

Lincoln G. G. Logan, S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock J. M. Cox, I. W. WTiitmore 

Louisiana C. S. Stanley, F. B. Smith 

Maine D. B. Holt. H. L. Perry 

Malaysia W. T. Cherry, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico. '. . .L. B. Salmans, ^'. I). Baez 

Michigan R. E. Meader, M. G. Skinner 

Minnesota Frank Doran, Gilbert Guttersen 

Mississippi W. W. Lucas, J. B. Randolph 

Missouri C. P. Dorsey, C. J. English 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska G. W. Isham, E. M. Avery 

Newark G. G. Vogel, Mrs. M. L. W^oodrufF 

New England AV. H. Powell, F. C. Dunn 

New England Southern J. I. Bartholomew, S. A. Prentis 

New Hampshire Adolphus Linfield. G. A. Fairbanks 

New Jersey C. C. Read, M. E. Snyder 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York R. E. Bell, W^. H. Van Benschoten 

New York East W. H. Finch, A. P. Sloan 

North Carolina R. W. Winchester, W. B. "Windsor 

North China Wei P. Ch'en. C. C. Wang 

North Dakota S. F. Halfyard, R. A. Lathrop 

North Germany Hermann Meyer. Heinrich Stehl 

North India . . '. ' J. N. West, G. J. Shaw 

North Indiana E. Starbuck, R. J. Wade 



standing Conunitlces 97 

North Moii-tana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martiu 

North-East Ulaio . G. H. Brown, I. E. Milk'r 

Northern German J. J. HolTuiau, H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota J. C. Craig, H. F. Michael 

Northern New York W. S. H. Keefe, .S. J. Greeulieki 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anders(jn, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Pauzlau, G. A. Buss 

•Northwest India H. B. Gray, G. L. Lorenzo 

Northwest Indiana W. E. Carpenter, J. J. Wilson 

Northwest Iowa O. F. Bartz, O. M. Bond 

Northwest Kansas L. A. McKeever, C. E. Rarick 

Northwest Nebraslui E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Svendseu 

Norwegian-Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio Carrie Barge, J. K. Field 

Oklahoma H. B. Collins, W. H. Wilcox 

Oregon C. A. Meeker, W. W. Youngson 

Pacific German Louis Gaiser, Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia A. G. Kynett, W. H. G. Gould 

Philippine Islands M. A. Kader, Andres Fascual 

Pittsburgh E. L. Kidney, D. L. Marsh 

Puget Sound A. S. Corey, J. C. Harrison 

Rock River J. B. Mecham, J. S. L. Thomas 

Saint Johns River I). H. Rutter, A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis S. B. Campbell, J. W. Jenkins 

Saint Louis German O. A. Knehans, W. F. Isler 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina W. S. Thompson, A. J. Andrews 

South Germany E. A. Barth, Emil Luering 

South India C. E. I'arker, R. A. Fartridge 

Southern California F. S. Wallace, B. H. Wilson 

Southern German B. E. Breihan, J. L. Neu 

Southern Illinois C. C. Hall, J. B. Stout 

Southwest Kansas C. D. Hestwood, W. E. Marshall 

Sweden F. M. Ahgren, Edward Willard 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, (i. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee S. M. Strayhorne, W. D. Hawkins 

Texas Mrs. Rosa Simpson, J. O. Williams 

Troy L. A. Brown, Datus Clark 

Upper Iowa John Lister, E. J. Lockwood 

Upper Mississippi B. F. AVoolfolk, J. Q. A. Williams 

Vermont A. W. Hewitt, V. A. Irish 

Washington W. A. C. Hughes, I. R. Cummings 

West China Joseph Beech, Dsan Lin Gao 

West German Matthew Hermann, W. A. Keller 

West Ohio H. S. Bradley, E. S. W'eaver 

West Texas M. S. Davage, T. H. Wyatt 

West Virginia O. D. King, W. P. McAboy 

West 'Wisconsin J. E. Kundert, W. P. Hughes 

Western Norwegian-Danisli C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish A. L. Carlson, J.. P. Seaberg 

Wilmington Robert* Watt, E. C. Hardesty 

Wisconsin E. B. Garton, W. F. Hovis 

Wyoming F. D. Hartsock, S. H. Hioks 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, I). E. Kendall 

Yenping'. Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chuan 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

E. P. Robertson (North Dakota), Chairman; C. M. Olmstead 
(Wyoming), Vicc-Clinirman ; F. H. H. Roberts (New Mexico), 
Hccretonj ; H. W. Selby (New England), Assistant Secretary: 
R. B. Spencer (Colorado), Assistant Hccrctary. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 
1. Unified Ediicational Lcfiishition : 

T. F. Holgate(Rock River), Chairman; F. W. Hixso.n (North- 
west Indiana), Secretary. 



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2. Ediicatioudl Finances: 

P. W. Morgan (Pittsburgh), Chairman; Charles Beacham 

(Northwest Iowa), ISecretarj/. 

3. Conference Course of Study: 

J. C. Naie (Illinois), Chairman; G. R. Grose (North Indiana), 
Secretary. 

4. Education in Foreign Lands: 

R. A. Ward (Foochow), Chairman; "W. M. Green (Indiana), 
Secretary. 

5. Education Among Negroes: 

C. M. BoswELL (Philadelphia), Chairman; C. F. W. SiriTii 
(Central Illinois), Secretary. 

6. Relation of Civic and Church Agencies in Education: 

J. A. Beebe (Colorado), Chairman; J. J. Phillips (North-East 
Ohio), Secretary. 

7. General Reference: 

F. E. MossMAN (Northwest Iowa), Chairman; L. F. Corley 
(Alabama), Secretary. 

8. Student Interest and Life Serrice: 

A. S. Elford (Puget Sound), Chairman; A. H. King (Northwest 
Kansas), Secretary. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty, T. A. AVinkleman 

Atlanta L. H. King, S. C. Cunningham 

Baltimore J. C. Nicholson, C. McK. Saltznian 

Bengal C. H. y. Kuch, Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge-Atlantic W. C. Matuey. E. R. Randall 

Bombay A. A. Parker, Cora M. Morgan 

California C. B. .Sylvester, R. V. Watt 

California German J. H Durbahn, Carl Koenig 

Central Alabama W, J. Echols, G. W. Lewis 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Rowe 

Central German C. E. Allinger, F. W. Mueller 

Central Illinois C. W. Neitz, C. F. W. Smith 

Central Missouri L. R. Grant, R. B. Hayes 

Central New York William Nottingham, I'. H. Riegel 

Central Pennsylvania J. B. Stein, Fred L. Pattee 

Central Provinces I), (i. Abbott. Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish Henry Eckland, F. A. Lunberg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German William Esslinger, H. R. Boese 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado J. A. Beebe, R. B. Spencer 

Columbia River F. G. B. Kemp, Andrew Warner 

Dakota U- G. Johnson, J. I'. Jenkins 

Delaware T. H. Kiah, H. S. Wilson 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines J. L. Hillman, T. R. Watts 

Detroit : C. W. Leech, D. C. Littlejohn 

East German J. G. Lutz, W. G. Kurth 

East Maine A. E. Morris, A. W. Harris 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill. S. M. Clark 

Eastern South America F. A. Barroetavena, H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie '. W. A. Elliott. H. A. Ellis 

Finland G. A. Simons, A. E. Hannelin 

Florida J. S. Todd, J. H, Smith 

Foochow R. A. Ward. Ruby Sia 

Genesee T. W. Larkin, H. (J. Ogden 

Georgia E. J. Hammond. Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carlson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston J. M. Melear. Mrs. J. A. Patten 

Idaho J. E. Baker. E. C. S. Brainard 

Illinois F. M. Austin, J. C. Nate 

Indiana W. M. Green, Jr., A. F. Hughes 



standing Conunillees 99 

Iowa J. W. Hancher, E. E. Phelps 

Italy B. .M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kaiisas 11. u. Holter, W. A. Cook 

Kentucky E. K. Uverloy, A. S. Bennet 

Kiaugsi Clii-piiig Hu, Mrs. Reu-yin Mei 

Korea Uh Kui Syuu, Tong Won Ahn 

Lexington J. H. Carroll, J. 13. Kedmond 

Liberia B. J. K. Anderson, J. II. Keed 

Lincoln S. A. Hayes, G. G. Logan 

Little Kock J. .M. Cox, Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth 

Louisiana C. .S. Stanley, F. B. Smith 

Maine L. D. Bristol, 1). B. Holt 

Malaysia \V. T. Cherry, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico L. B. Salmans, V. D. Baez 

Micbigan (i. A. Brown, L. L. Tyler 

Minnesota .s. F. Kerfoot, G. E. Maxwell 

Mississippi M. C. Collins, W. >Y. Lucas 

Missouri \\. r . Burris, T. M. Longmuir 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smitb 

Nebraska \i. E. (;;ilbert, G. M. Spurlock 

Newark G. R. Munroe, K. B. Urmy 

New England J. F. Knotts, H. VST. Selby 

New England Koutheni J. F. Cooper, E. J. Horton 

New Hampshire Edgar Blake, R. E. Wilder 

New Jersey W. E. Massey, H. P. Sloan 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York E. .S. Tipple, H. H. Fleming 

New York East D. G. Downey, H. W. Rogers 

North Carolina K. W. Winchester, W. B. Windsor 

North China W. P. Ch'eu, C. C. Wang 

North Dakota E. P. Robertson, H. E. Simpson 

North Germany Ferdinand Reiher, Helurich Schaedel 

North India CD. Kockey, N. K. Muker ji 

North Indiana G. R. Grose, H. L. Burr 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio (J. \\. Urcutt, J. J. Phillips 

Northern (iernian J. J. Hoffman, H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota W. C. Hodgson, M. C. Tifft 

Northern New York S. J. Greenfield, E. R. Redhead 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Pauzhui, G. A. Buss 

Northwest India M. C. Singh, B. Baker 

Northwest Indiana W. M. Blanchard, F. W. Hixson 

Northwest Iowa Charles Beacham, F. E. Mossman 

Northwest Kansas M. L. Wickmau, A. H. King 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Sveudsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio J. W. DefEeubaugh, J. W. Hoffman 

Oklahoma J. W. Abel, W. M. Short 

Oregon K. N. Avison, L. S. Hopfield 

Pacific (ierman Louis Gaiser, Robert Wentsch 

I'hiladelphia C. M. Boswell, J. Lincoln Hall 

Philippine Islands M. A. Rader, Andres Pascual 

Pittsburgh P. W. Morgan, N. H. Sanner 

Puget Sound J. E. Crowther, A. S. Elford 

Rock River T. F. Holgate, C. M. Stuart 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter, A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis W. G. Clinton, F. P. Sizer 

Saint Louis (ierman Eugene Weiffenbach, George Boesch 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina C. C. Jacobs, Mrs. L. A. J. Moorer 

South Germany E. G. Bek, Richard Wobith 

South India C. E. Parker, R. A. Partridge 

Southern California J. G. Hill, Mrs. li. L. Parmelee 

Southern (ierman B. E. Breihan. J. L, Neu 

Southern Illinois D. B. Parkinson, C. L. I'eterson 

Southwest Kansas A. E. Kirk, M. M. Southard 

Sweden C. A. Safwenberg, August Stromstcdt 



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Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee J. C. Sheriill. Alonzo Love 

Texas ^1- W- Dogan, H. B. Peinberton 

Tioj- J- 1- i'urt, C. E. BuUard 

Upper Iowa C. P. Colegrove, \V. F. Spry 

Upper Mississippi H. B. Hart, M. E. Ferguson 

Vermont A. W. Hewitt. V. A. Irish 

Washington M.J. Naylor. M. E. Cooper 

West Cliina Joseph P.eech. Dsan Lin Gao 

West (Jerman Mattbc w Hermann, William Muenzenmayer 

West Ohio Mrs. I. B. Goode, Daniel McGurk 

West Texas ^. . .R. A. Atkinson, T. H. Wyatt 

West Virginia W. B. Flemirg, F. B. Trotter 

West AViscousin E. C. Dixon, L. S. Coe 

Western Norwegian-T)ani.-h C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish J. P. Seaberg, A. L. Carlson 

Wilmington H. CJ. Budd, L. A. Bennett 

Wisconsin S. H. Anderson, J. G. Rosebush 

Wyoming C. M. Olmstead, Homer J. Mitchell 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Ye'npiug Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chnan 

COMMITTEE ON FREEDMEN 

F. M. Lakkin (Southern California), Chairman; M. W. Dogan 
(Texas), Vice-Chairman; J. B. Randolph (Mississippi), feecre- 
tary. 

SUB-CO.\[MITTEES 

1. Cooperation iciih Other Boards and the Centenary: 

H. H. MuKDOCK (Troy), Chairman; L. H. KiisG (Atlanta), Secre- 
tary. 

2. Committee on the Study' of the Quadr-ennial Report: 

W. H. Brooks (New York), Chairman; R. B. Hayes (Central 
Missouri), Secretary. 

3. Legislation for Changes in Board Charters, etc.: 

J. B. Risk (Pittsburgh), Chairman; H. E. Hctciiinson (North- 
west Iowa), Secretory. 

4. MisceUaucous Matters: ^, ^^ 

J. S. Hill (East Tennessee), Chairman; T. H. Wyatt (West 
Texas), Secretary. 

Alabama J- L- Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick (Jetty, T. A. Winkleman 

Atlanta L. H. King, S. C. Cunningham 

Baltimore F. R. Bayley, I. O. Ball 

Bengal C. H. S. Koch, Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge-Atlantic W. C. Matney, E. R. Randall 

Bombay A. A. Parker, Cora M. Morgan 

California J- H. N. Williams, W. C. Short 

California German J. H. Durbahu, Carl Koenig 

Central Alabama W. J. Echols, E. M. Jones 

Central China /**^^S Chang, H F Ruwe 

Central German. .• C. B. Koch. C. A. J. Walker 

Central Illinois J. T. Jones, Robert Thompson 

Central Missouri E. R- Grant. R. B. Hayes 

Central New York E. W. Ferguson, Eh Pittman 

Central Pennsylvania H. L. Jacobs. H. T. Ames 

Central Provinces D. (i. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish H. C. Eckland, F. A. Lundberg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German J. A. Jandre, H. R. Boese 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado ^- W'. Markham, O. W. Auman 

Columbia River HO. P'^ry.v. A. W. Rugg 

Dakota J. S- Hcmgland. A. M. Pringle 

Delaware T. H. Kiah, G. L. W^ alters 

Denmark ' Antcm Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines. .". M. R. Talley, E. M. Evans 



standing Committees 101 

Detroit W. H. Campbell, E. D. Dimoud 

East German J. G. Lutz, W. G. Kurth 

East Maine A. E. Morris, A. W. Harris 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern South America H. J. Risler, F. A. Barroetaveua 

Eastern Swedish. Herniau Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie J. V. Burns, G. T. Weingartner 

Finland (J. A. Simons, A. E. Hannelin 

Florida H. W. Bartley, G. D. Rogers 

Foochow K. A. Ward, Ruby Sia 

Genesee S. J. Ciarksou, G. M. Eiss 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston S. C. Brown, G. T. Bvrd 

Idaho \V. A. Winters, C. H. White 

Illinois B. F. Kagey, F. A. McCarly 

Indiana J. F. O'Haver, E. E. Love 

Iowa H. F. Gilbert, H. M. Havner 

Italy , B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas .* J. R. Copple, C. B. Zook 

Kentucky E. K. Overley, A. S. Bennet 

Kiangsi Hu Chi-piug, Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea W. A. Noble. Tong Won Ahn 

Lexington R. A. CroUey, I). E. Skelton 

Liberia J. H. Reed, B. J. K. Anderson 

Lincoln G. G. Logau, S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock J. M. Cox, I. W. Wkitmore 

Louisiana J. W. Turner, W. J. Huntley 

Maine J. M. Arters, H. L. Perry 

Malaysia W. . T. Cherry, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico V. D. Baez, L. B. Salmans 

Michigan P. J. Maveety, L. L. Tyler 

Minnesota G. A. Cahoon, G. E. Maxwell 

Mississippi William McMorris, J. B. Randolph 

Missoui-i B. F. Jones, Frank Jones 

Montana C. E. Avery, I->dward Smith 

Nebraska .1. B. Schreckongast. C. H. Randall 

Newark F. C. Baldwin. J. E. Fisher 

New England L. J. Birney, G. C. Melville 

New England Southfrn W. H. Bath, E. J. Horton 

New Hampshire G. A. Fairbanks, Adolphus Linfitld 

New Jersey J. D. Bills, W. B. Wolcott 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York W. H. Brooks. C. A. Smith 

New York East L. A. Dent, John Roberts 

North Carolina R. W. Winchester, W. B. Windsor 

North China G. L. Davis, C. C. Wang 

North Dakota C. A. Pollock, E. P. Robertson 

North Germany H. W. Meyer. Heinrich Stehl 

North India C. D. Rockey, N. K. Muker ji 

North Indiana C. W. Beecher, F. A. Hall 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio W. E. Haumaker, E. S. Nail 

Northern German J. J. Hoffman. H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota G. M. Berry, J. C. Craig 

Northern New York C. E. Dixon, W. M. Caldwell 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau. G. A. Buss 

Northwest India H. B. Gray, B. Baker 

Northwest Indiana C. O. Holmes, E. C. Wareing 

Northwest Iowa H. E. Hutchinson. E. A. Morling 

Northwest Kansas G. R. Hall. A. H. King 

Northwest Nebraska E D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Sviinlseii 

Norwegiar. and Danish N. E. Sin;onsen. J. J. Moe 

Ohio J. C. Arbuckle, J. P. PhiUips 

Oklahoma L. D. Corning. C. F. Eberlee 

Oregon B. F. Ford, Joshua Stansfield 



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Pacific German Louis Gaiser. Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia John G. WiUou, W. W. Mast 

Philippine Islands M. A. Kader, Andres Pascual 

Pittsburgh J. B. Risk, S. M. Smitli 

Puget Sound F. A. Hazeltine, K. J. Reid 

Rock River Perley Lowe, W. R. Wedderspoon 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter, A. R. AVelsh 

Saint Louis J. M. M. Gray, F. P. Sizer 

Saint Louis German W. F. Isler, O.' A. Knehans 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina A. J. Andrews, J. W. Moultrie 

South Germany E. G. Bek, Richard Wobith 

South India C. E. Parker, R. A. Partridge 

Southern California G. E. Hnme, F. M. Larkin 

Southern German B. E. Breihan, J. L. Neu 

Southern Illinois W. T. Morris, S. B. Vaughan 

Southwest Kansas Frank Neff, E. R. Burkliolder 

Sweden (i. A. Gustafsou. Louise Erikson 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, (t. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee S. M. Strayhorne. W. D. Hawkins 

Texas M. AV. Dogan, H. B. Pemberton 

Troy H. H. Murdock. C. A. Hagaman 

Upper Iowa C. W. Flint, J. F. Holden 

Upper Mississippi B. F. Woolfolk. J. Q. A. Williams 

Vermont A. W. Hewitt. V. A. Irish 

Washington M. W. Clair. I. G. Penn 

West China Joseph Beech. Dsan Lin Gao 

West German W. A. Keller, J. A. Diekmaun 

West Ohio V. F. Brown. J. H. Clark 

West Texas R. A. Atkinson, T. H. Wyatt 

West Virginia Archibald Moore. John Raine 

West Wisconsin E. AV. Blakeman, Mrs. P. V. D. Tomlinson 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish J. P. Seaberg, A. L. Carlson 

Wilmington W. A. Wise, J. W. WTieatley 

Wisconsin E. B. Garton, G. H. Trever 

Wyoming F. D. Hartsock. Thomas Hen wood 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chuan 

COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

W. E. Carpenter (Northwest Indiana), Chairman: F. L. Brown 
(New York East), Vice-Chainnan; C. W. Flesher (West Vir- 
ginia), Secretary. 

SUB-COMltlTTEES 

1. General Reference: 

W. W. T. Duncan (New York East), Chairman; W. H. Cable 
(Des Moines), Secretary. 

2. Board of Sunday Schools: 

H. F. Michael (Northern Minnesota), Chairman; C. C. Darnall 
(Rock River), Secretary. 

3. Literature: 

D. F. Diefendorf (Newark), Chairman; C. W. Flint (Upper 
Iowa), Secretary. 

4. General Conference Ler/islation : 

John Thompson (Rock River), Chairman; J. R. Edwards (Balti- 
more), Secret<iry. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas. , Frederick Getty, T. A. 'Winkleman 

Atlanta J. P. Wragg. L. J. Price 

Baltimore J. .R. Edwards, O. J. Randall 

Bengal C. H. S. Koch. Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge-Atlantic W. C. Matney. E. R. Randall 

Bombav \. A. Parker. Cora Morgan 

California V. B. Sylvester. W. C. Short 

California German J. H. Durbahn, C. J. W. Koenig 



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Central Alabama Mrs. A. B. Jones, E. M. Jones 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Rowe 

Central German C. E. Allinger, C. B. Koch 

Central Illinois J. B. Johnson, J. T. Joues 

Central Xew i'ork J. A. Loyster, 1*. H. Uiegel 

Central Missouri R. B. Hayes, L. K. (iraut 

Central Pennsylvania E. R. Heckmau, J. S. 'Williams 

Central Provinces D. G. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish F. A. LumJberg, Henry Eckland 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley, E. H. Steinnian 

Chicago German William Essliuger, H. R. Boese 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado (J. \V. Aumau, C. H. Bliss 

Columbia River R. L. Brainard, J. W. MoDuugail 

Dakota O. E. Boyce, B. F. Meyers 

Delaware D. H. Hargis, H. W. Jones 

Denmark Anton Bast. J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines W. H. Cable, E. W. Pierce 

Detroit W. J. Blood, H. A. Field 

East German ". J. G. Lutz, W. G. Kurth 

East Maine J. H. Gray, L. F. Higgins 

East Tennessee ._. J. S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern .South America F. A. Barroetaveua, H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie J. F. Black, W. A. Elliott 

Finland (:!. A. Simons, A. E. Hannelin 

Florida H. W. Bartley. G. D. Rogers 

Foochow Ralph A. Ward, Ho Sien Ing 

Genesee 1. H. Crocker, E. E. Stone 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Luy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holstou S. C. Brown, R. L. Stapleton 

Idaho J. E. Baker, C. H. White 

Illinois D. L. Mus.selman, W. J. Davidson 

Indiana Mrs. M. B. Nichols, J. S. Ward 

Italy B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Iowa J. W. Hancher, E. E. Phelps 

Kansas H. A. (iordon, F. M. Wiley 

Kentucky W. W. Shepherd, Silas Wesley 

Kiangsi. Hu Chi-ping, Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea W. A. Ndble. Y. S. Kim 

Lexington R. A. Crolley, D. E. Skelton 

Liberia B. J. K. Anderson, J. H. Reed 

Lincoln G. G. Logan, S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock J. M. Cox, I. W. WTiitmore 

Louisiana C. S. Stanley, A. W. Brazier 

Maine J. M. Arters, L. D. Bristol 

Malaysia W. T. Cherry. Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico V. D. Baez. L. B. Salmans 

Michigan J. C. Coburn, J. C. Willitts 

Minnesota Gilbert Guttersen, J. W. Taylor 

Mississippi W. W. Lucas. M. C. Collins 

Missouri C. P. Dorsey, C. J. English 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska A. A. Randall, J. N. Dryden 

Newark I). F. Dicfeudorf. J. E. Fisher 

New England L. C. Wright. G. C. Melville 

New England Southern W. H. Bath, H. T. Borden 

New Hampshire Edgar Blake. R. E. Wilder 

New Jersey C. C. Read, H. P. Sloan 

New Mexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York R. E. Wilson, C. A. Smith 

New York East W'. W. T. Duncan, F. L. Brown 

North Carolina R. E. Jones, W. B. Windsor 

North China W. P. Ch'en. K. C. Wang 

North Dakota H. E. Simpson, C. E \ enuilya 

North German V Heinrich Schaedel, Heinrich Stchl 

North India C. D. Rockey, N. K. Mukerji 



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North Indiana W. B. Freelaiul, O. F. Ward 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio J. M. Shafer, H. A. Truesdale 

Northern (ierman J. J. Hollman, H. L. Gerliclier 

Northern Minnesota C. W. Burns, H. F. Michael 

Northern New York G. F. Shepherd, M. W. Holt 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau. G. A. Buss 

Northwest India G. L. Lorenzo, H. B. Gray 

Northwest Indiana "W. E. Carpenter, K. C. Wareiug 

Northwest Iowa E. A. Morling, F. C. Taylor 

Northwest Kansas L. A. McKeever, C. C. Andrews 

Northwest Nebraslia E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Sveudsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio B. D. Evans, J. S. Graham 

01<lahoma John Embry, I. F. Roach 

Oregon E. S. Hopfield, D. H. Leech 

Pacific German Louis Gaiser, Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia (i. Bickley Burns, F. R. Gillinder 

Philippine Islands M. A. Kader, Andres Pascnal 

Pittslnirgh R. F. Hopwood, W. S. Lockard 

Puget Sound J. E. Crowther, A. S. Elford 

Hock River C. C. Darnall, John Thompson 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter. A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis W. W. King. F. R. Long 

Saint Louis German Eugene Weiffenbach, George Boesch 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina J. V,^. Moultrie, Mrs. L. A. J. Moorer 

South Germany E. A. Barth, Richard Wobith 

South India C. E. Parker. R. A. Partridge 

Southern California C E. Carver, G. A. Warmer 

Southern German B. E. Breihan, J. E. Neu 

Southern Illinois J. M. Mitchell, Ressho Robertson 

Southwest Kansas R. L. George, "W. E. Marshall 

Sweden C. A. Safwenberg, August Stromstedt 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee J- C. Sherrill, W. M. Copeland 

Texas H. B. Pemberton, J. O. Williams 

Troy J- '^- Hamilton. F. C. Dyer 

Upper Iowa C. W. Flint, John Lister 

Upper Mississippi F. H. Henry, G. P. Childress 

Vermont W. R. Davenport, S. A. Daniels 

Washington M. J. Nay lor, I. R. Cummings 

West China Joseph Beech, Dsan Ein Gao 

West German W. A. Keller, W. F. Muenzenmayer 

West Ohio "W. T. Palmer, O. E. Smith 

West Texas M. S. Davage, T. H. Wyatt 

West Wisconsin E. C. Dixon, W. P. Hughes 

West Virginia C. W. Flesher, W. C. Hartinger 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. Peterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish A. E. Carlson, J. B. Seaberg 

Wilmington Robert Watt. E, A. Bennett 

Wisconsin J. G. Rosebush, S. H. Anderson 

Wyoming E. A. Martin. Thomas Henwood 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, D. E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chuan 

COMMITTEE ON EPWORTH LEAGUE 

W. W. Martin (North Indiana), Chairman; J. E. Dalbey (Illinois), 
Seci-etary. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 
1. Insiituies: 

W. R. Fruit (Detroit), Chairnnin ; H. E. Hutchinson (North- 
west Iowa), Vke-Chuinnan; B. H. Wilson (Southern Cali- 
fornia), i^ecretary. 



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2. General Reference: 

G. H. BiCKLEY (Philadelphia), Chairman; W. H. Fincu (New 
iork Last), tiecretary. 

3. Administration: 

R, E. Bell (New York), Chairman; J. R. Copple (Kansas), 
Secretary. 

4. Legislation: 

W. E. Brown (Central New York), Chairman; D. L. Marsh 
(Pittsburgh), Secretary. 

5. Four Departments: 

H. V. Mather (Southern California), chairman; G. P. Wilcox 
(North-East Ohio), Secretary. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick Getty, T. A. AVinkleman 

Atlanta L. H. King, S. C. Cunniugham 

Baltimore J. li. Edwards, T. H. Ward 

Bengal C. H. S. Koch, Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge-Atlantic \V. C. Matuey, E. R. Randall 

Bombay A. A. Parker, Cora M. Morgan 

California C. M. Warner, L. K. Van Allen 

California (Jerman J. H. Durbahn, C. J. W. Koenig 

Central Alabama W. J. Echols, E. M. Jones 

Central China Hung Chang, H. F. Rdwe 

Central German F. W. Mueller, C. A. J. Walker 

Central Illinois C. F. W. Smith. Robert Thompson 

Central Missouri L. R. Grant. R. B. Hayes 

Central New York W. H. Flaxington, W. E. Brown 

Central Pennsylvania A. S. Williaius, S. W. Dickson 

Central Provinces I>. (J. Abbott. Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish H. C. Eckland, F. A. Lundberg 

Central Tennessee H. P. Keathley. E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German , William Essliuger, H. R. Boese 

Chile Eugenio Ortiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colorado ( ). W. Aumau, L. W. Markhani 

Columbia River W. H. H. Forsyth, G. B. Kemp 

Dakota J. M. Johnston, G. T. Notsofl 

Delaware J. \Y. .Tewett, G. L. Waters 

Denmark Anton Bast, J. M, K. Munch 

Des Moines W. H. Cable, E. W. Weeks 

Detroit H. A. Field, E, S. Taylor 

East German J. G. Lutz, W. G. Kurth 

East Maine A. E. Morris, A. W. Harris 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern South America F. A. Barroetavena, H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie .N. A. White, B. A. Walker 

Finland (i. A. Simons. A. E. Hannelin 

Florida J. S. Todd, J. H. Smith 

Foochow Hu Caik Hong, Ruby Sia 

(ienesee G. M. Eiss, C. E. Guthrie 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

(Julf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hinghwa F. S. Carson. Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston W. Z. Harshberger, R. L. Stapleton 

Idaho E. C. S. Brainard, W. A. Winters 

Illinois Louise Dalbey, J. C. Nate 

Indiana Mrs. M. B. Nichols, E. R. Zaring 

Iowa H. F. (iiibert, A. N. Jarvis 

Italy B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas J. R. Copple, H. A. (iordou 

Kentucky W. W. Shiplurd, Silas Wesley 

Kiangsi Hu Chi-ping. Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea Oh Kui Syun. Tong Won Ahn 

Lexingt(m Mrs. Mahalia Leggett, E. A. Whito 

Liberia B. J. K. Anderson, .1. H. Roed 

Lincoln S. A .Hayes, (J. G. Logan 

Little Rook L. G. Hodges, I. W. Whitmore 



lOG Journal of the General Conference 

Louisiana W, S. Chinn, F. B. Smith 

Maine D. B. Hult. H. L. Perry 

Malaysia W. T. Cherry, Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico V. D. Baez, L. B. Salmans 

Michigan W. H. I'helps, Mrs. L. B. Scidmore 

Minnesota B. O. Mork, J. W. Ta\ lor 

Mississippi J. M. Shumpeit, J. B. Randolpli 

Missouri W. F. Burris, Frank Jones 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraslia E. M. Furmau. W. A. Fellers 

Newarlv G. G. Vdgel. J. E. Fisher 

New Eaghmd '. I.. 0. Wriglit, Miss A. M. Robertson 

New England Southern J. F. Cooper, S. A. Prentis 

New Hampshire Adoliihus Lintieid, R. E. Wilder 

New Jersey J. R. Mason, E. S. Sheldon 

New xMexico S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York K. E. Bell. W. H. Anderson 

New York East W. H. Finch. F. L. Brown 

North Carolina K. W. Winchester, R. B. McRary 

North China G. L. Davis. C. C. "Wang 

North Dakota S. F. Halfyard, R. A. Lathrop 

North Germany II. W. Mever, Ferdinand Reiher 

North India. . \ B. T.' Badley, N. K. Mukerji 

North Indiana A^'. \Y. Martin, C. L. Walters 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. A. Martin 

North-East Ohio W. E. Hammacher, G. P. Wilcox 

Northern German J. J. Hoffman, H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern Minnesota W. C. Hodgson. M. C. Tifft 

Northern New Y'ork C. E. Dixon, S. J. Greeutield 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson. John Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau. G. A. Buss 

Northwest India G. L. Lorenzo, H. B. Gray 

Northwest Indiana W. M. Blanchard, H. L. Davis 

Northwest Iowa P. C. Holdoegel, H. E. Hutchinson 

Northwest Kansas M. L. Wickham, A. H. King 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, W. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar Svendsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. Simonsen 

Ohio Carrie Barge, J. E. Field 

Oklahoma H. B. Collins. C. F. Eberlee 

Oregon C. A. Meeker, W. W. Youngson 

Pacific German Louis Gaiser. Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia Vr. H. Bickley, L. W. Munhall 

Philippine Islands M. A. Rader, Andres Pascual 

Pittsburgh J. W. Kinnear, D. L. Marsh 

Puget Sound J. C. Harrison, N. D. Pollom 

Rock River T. F. Holgate, C. M. Stuart 

Saint Johns River : D. H. Rutter. A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis W. W. King. J. S. Walker 

Saint Louis German O. A. Knehans, W. F. Isler 

Savannah W. B. Daughtry, W. E. Summers 

South Carolina C. C. Jacobs, J. W. Thomas 

South German V E. A. Barth, Richard Wobith 

South India . . '. C. E. Parker. R. A. Partridge 

Southern California H. V. Mather, B. H. \Yilson 

Southern German B. E. Breihan. J. L. Neu 

Southern Illinois O. L. Markman, J. B. Stout 

Southwest Kansas Frank Neff. C. A. Sloan 

Sweden Edward Willard. F. M. Ahgren 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, G. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee S. M. Stravhorue. W. M. Copeland 

Texas T. M. Jackson. H. B. Pemberton 

Troy A. J. Higgius. T. A. Hull 

Upper Iowa C. P. Colegrove, A. B. Currau 

Upper Mississippi H. B. Hart. M. E. Ferguson 

Vermont A. ^V. Hewitt. V. A. Irish 

Washington W. A. C. Hughes. M. Edyth Cooper 

West China Joseph Beech. Dsan Lin Gao 

West German J. A. Diekmann. W. A. Keller 



standing Committees 107 

West Ohio. W. T. Palmer, E. S. Weaver 

W est Texas. R. A. Atkinson, J. W. Warren 

U est ^ irgiuia j. w. Engle, Peter Silman 

^ est ^ isconsin " R. A. Chase, H. T. Lange 

Uestern rsorwegiau-lhuiish ..V. A. IVtersou. Chavles Tobsen 

U estern Swedish A. L. Carlson, .T P Seab.ntr 

Wilmington W A. Wise, E. C. Hardesty 

)^,isconsin i;. ]>. Kohlstedt, W. S. Watson 

Aiyoming C. M. Olmstead, F. M. Devendorf 

\\ yoming State W. F. Ports, D. i:. Kendall 

■^euping Ficdeiick Bankhaidt. Lin Li Chnan 

COMMITTEE ON DEACONESS WORK 

I. J. M. Alters, Maine. 

Alice M. Robertson, New England. 
II. J. D. Bills, Nlw Jersey. 

Mrs. May L. Woodruff, Newark. 

III. G. F. Shepherd, Northern New York. 
W. M. Pierce, Erie. 

IV. J. S. Souser, Central Pennsylvania. 
Jolin Raine, West Virginia. 

V. F. W. Luce. North-East Ohio. 
Miss Carrie Barge, Ohio. 
VI. W. S. Thompson, South Carolina. 
Mrs. F. D. Leete, Georgia 
VII. H. B. Hart, Upper Mississippi. 

Mrs. M. E. Ferguson, Upper Mississippi. 
VIII. W. W. King, St. Louis. 

M. Madeline Southard, Southwest Kansas. 
IX. E. M. Evans, Des Moines. 

G. M. Spurlock, Nebraska. 
X. O. G. Markbam, Kansas. 

Jeanette L. Dalbey, Illinois. 
XI. L. C. Bentley, Indiana. 

Mrs. J. B. Robinson, Detroit. 
XIL O. E. Boyce, Dakota. 

W. S. Watson, Wisconsin. 

XIII. J. A. Diekmann, West German. 
C. E. Allinger, Central German. 

XIV. G. W. White, California. 

F. H. H. Roberts, New Mexico. 
XV. A. A. Parker, Bombay. 

Miss E. A. Ariss, North Montana. 

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS 

G. Bickley Burns, Philadelphia ; A. S. Kavanagh, New York East ; J. A. 
Martin, North Montana ; Louisa Erickson, Sweden ; John Tunuy- 
cJife, California; C. W. Neitz, Central Illinois; G. M. King, 
Gulf ; Ray Allen, Genesee. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE, PROHIBITION, AND PUBLIC 
.Ai ORALS 

C. A. Pollock (North Dakota), Chairman; R. B. Urmy (Newark), 
Vice-Vliainitanj W. H. Anderson (New York), 'Sccretari/. 

Alabama J. L. Brasher, L. F. Corley 

Arkansas Frederick (ietty, T. A. W^inkleman 

Atlanta L. H. King, S. C. Cunningham 

Baltimore J. C. Nicholson, O. J. Randall 



108 Journal of the General Conference 

Bengal C. H. S. Koch, Mabel Eddy 

Blue Ridge-Atlautic W. C. Matuey, E. R. Randall 

Bombay A. A. Parker, Cora M. Morgan 

Califoruia (i. \V. White, Mrs. Salina "Williamson 

California German J. H. Durbahu, Charles J. W. Koenig 

Central Alabama W. J. Echols, Ueurge Lewis 

Central China Hung Chang, H. i\ Kowe 

Central German F. W. Mueller, C. A. J. Walker 

Central Illinois E. E. Barbour, T. E. Newland 

Central Missouri R. B. Hayes, L. R. Grant 

Central New York F. E. Baldwin, Eli Pittmau 

Central Pennsylvania J. B. Stein, H. T. Ames 

Central Provinces D. (i. Abbott, Mrs. A. H. Holland 

Central Swedish H. C. Eckland_, F. A. Lundberg 

Central Tennessee H. 1*. Keathley, E. H. Steinman 

Chicago German J. A. Jandre, C. E. Waterman 

Chile Eugenio Oriiz, Mrs. M. R. Harrington 

Colurado. '. E. N. Edgerton, C. H. Bliss 

Columbia River A. W. Rugg, Andrew Warner 

Dakota J. S. Hoagland, U. G. Johnson 

Delaware C. A. Tindley, H. S. Wilson 

Denmark Vnton Bast, J. M. K. Munch 

Des Moines W. H. Cable, E. W. Pierce 

Detroit , H. L. Smith, E. S. Taylor 

East German J. G. Lutz, W. J. Kurth 

East Maine A. E. Morris, A. W. Harris 

East Tennessee J. S. Hill, S. M. Clark 

Eastern Soutii America !•'. A. Barroetavena, H. J. Risler 

Eastern Swedish . .Herman Young, Gerhard Becker 

Erie J. P- Burns, G. T. Weingartner 

Finland G. A. Simons, A. E. Hannelin 

Florida J. S. Todd, G. D. Rogers 

Foochow Hu Calk Hing, Ho Sien Ing 

Genesee D. L. Tuttle, S. J. Ciarkson 

Georgia E. J. Hammond, Mrs. F. D. Leete 

Gulf G. M. King, F. W. Loy 

Hioghwa F. S. Carson, Mrs. E. F. Brewster 

Holston S. C. Brown, G. T. Byrd 

Idaho ". E. C. S. Brainard, W. A. Winters 

Illinois M.N. English, S. A. Murdoch 

Indiana L. C. Bentley, H. W. Kemp 

Iowa H. M. Havner, U. S. Smith 

Italy B. M. Tipple, Carmelo Rapicavoli 

Kansas J- A. Stavely, W. G. Tulloss 

Kentucky E. R. Overley, A. S. Bennet 

Kiangsi Hu Chi-ping, Mrs. Ren-yin Mei 

Korea Oh Kui Syun, Y. S. Kim 

Lexington J. H. Carroll, J. B. Redmond 

Liberia J- H. Reed, B. J. K. Anderson 

Lincoln , G. G. Logan, S. A. Hayes 

Little Rock L. G. Hod,;es, Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth 

Louisiana J. W. Turner, W. J. Huntley 

Maine J. M. Arters, Miss H. L. Perry 

Malaysia W. T. Cherry. Goh Hood Keng 

Mexico L. B. Salmans, V. D. Baez 

Michigan IJ. "O. Dickinson, C. S. Wheeler 

IVrinnesota '. • Frank Doran. Gilbert Guttersen 

Mississippi J. M. Shumpert, M. C. Collins 

Missouri B. F. .Junes. Frank Jones 

Montana C. E. Avery, Edward Smith 

Nebraska Titus Lowe, T. T. Young 

Newark R. B. Urmy, G. R. Munroe 

New England J. F. Kuotts. G. C. Melville 

New England Southern J. I. Bartholomew. E. J. Horton 

New Hamnsliive G. A. Fiairbanks, Adnlplius Linfield 

New Jersey J- I^- Bills. C. C. Read 

New Mexieo S. A. Bright, F. H. H. Roberts 

New York E. S. Tipple, W. H. Anderson 

New York East E. G. Richardson, A. J. Crawford 



standing Conimittees 109 

Xorth Carolina K. W. Winchester, W. B. 'Windsor 

North China Wei P. Ch'en, (J. L. Davis 

Nortli Dakota C. A. Pollock, E. 1'. Robertson 

Xorth (krniauy II. W. .Meyer, Ferdinand Reiher 

North India B. T. Badlev. G. J. Shaw 

North Indiana (J. R. (hose. C. L. Walters ' 

North Montana Miss E. A. Ariss, J. E. Martin 

Noftth-East Ohio J. G. Cooper, J. M. Shafer 

Northern German J. J. Hollman. H. L. Gerlicher 

Northern :Minnesota G. M. Berry, .]. B. Hinselev 

Northern New Yorli . .D. C. Johnson, M. W. Holt 

Northern Swedish Andrew Anderson, Jolin Swanson 

Northwest German J. L. Panzlau, (J. A. Bnss 

Northwest India B. Baker. M. C. Singh 

NorLliwest Indiana W^. M. Blanchard, F. W. llixson 

Northwest Iowa O. F. Bartz, Herbert Ciegg 

Northwest Kansas G. R. Hall, C. E. Rarick 

Northwest Nebraska E. D. Gideon, W^. S. Rogers 

Norway Magnus Sagedahl, Oscar ^Svendsen 

Norwegian and Danish J. J. Moe, N. E. .Simonsen 

Ohio E. 11. Cherrington, Herbert Scott 

Oklahoma W. M. Short, J. E. Thackrey 

Oregon G. F. Billings, Joshua Stansfield 

I'acific (Jermau Loui^ Gaiser, Robert Wentsch 

Philadelphia G. W. Heusou, S. S. Pick 

Philij>l)ine Islands M. A. Rader, Andres Pascual 

Pittsburgh R. F. Hopwood, W. S. I-ockard 

Puget Sound F. A. Hazeltine, D. R. Martin 

Rock River H. S. Henscheu, J. M. Phelps 

Saint Johns River D. H. Rutter, A. R. Welsh 

Saint Louis S. B. Campbell, J. W. Jenkins 

Saint Louis (Jerman W. F. Isler, George Boesch 

Savannah W. V. Daughtry. W. E. Summers 

South Carolina Mrs. L. A. J. Moorer, L. M. Dunton 

South Germany E. G. Bek, Emil Luering 

South India C. E. Parker. R. A. Partridge 

Southern California G. B. Cliff. Mrs. H. V. King 

Southern (Jerman B. E. Breihau, J. Ij. Neu 

Southern Illinois D. B. Parkinson, C. L. Peterson 

Southwest Kansas C. D. Hestwood, M. M. Southard 

Sweden (J. A. (Justafsou. Edward W^illard 

Switzerland Gottfried Frei, (J. A. Marquardt 

Tennessee J. C. Sherrill. W. D. Hawkins 

Texas J. J. Hardeway, T. M. Jackson 

Troy (J. C. Douglass. B. P. "Wheat 

Upper Iowa J. F. Holden, E. J. Lockwood 

Upper Mississippi B. F. Woolfolk, J. Q. A. Williams 

Vermont A. W. Hewitt. S. A. Daniels 

Washington M. W. Glair, I. G. Penn 

West China Joseph Beech, Dsan Lui Gao 

West German William Muenzenmayer, M. Hermann 

West Ohio E. I. Antrim, C. M. Van Pelt 

West Texas R. A. Atkinson, J. W. Warren 

West Virginia W. P. McAboy, Archibald Moore 

West W^isconsin J. I]. Kundert. L. S. Coe 

Western Norwegian-Danish C. A. I'eterson, Charles Tobsen 

Western Swedish A. L. Carlson, J. P. Seai.c rg 

Wilmington H. G. Biidd. E. C. Hardesty 

Wisconsin W. F. Ilovis. J. G. Rosebush 

Wyoming E. A. Martin. H. J. Mitchell 

Wyoming State W. F. Ports, I). E. Kendall 

Yenping Frederick Bankhardt, Lin Li Chuan 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

COMMITTEE ON BIBLE SOCIETY 

L. C. Wright, New England. 

Alfred Wagg, New Jersey. 

W. M. Pierce, Erie. 

M. B, Ricli, Central Pennsylvania. • 

F. A. Arter, North-East Ohio. 

R. B. McRary, North Carolina. 

J. 1'. Wragg. Atlanta. 

Eugene Weilienbach, Saint Louis German. 

Herbert Clegg. Northwest Iowa. 

F. A. Lundberg, Central Swedish. 

L.. T. Wilmartli, Michigan. 

Frank Doran. Minnesota. 

W. J. Kurth, East (ierman, 

C. L. Mead, Colorado. 

C. E. Avery, Montana. 

COMMISSION ON CORRELATION 

Bishop A. W. Leonard. 
Edgar Blake, New Hampshire. 
C E. Guthrie, Genesee. 



COMMITTEE ON COURTESIES 
G. P. ECKMAN (AVyoming), Chuirman 
G. P. Eckman, Wyoming. 
J. B. Randolpli, Mississippi. 
W. II. Wedderspoun, Rock River. 
S. Baldwin, Baltimore. 
W. W. King, Saint I^ouis. 
J. R. Joy, Newark. 
J. S. Secrist, North-East Ohio. 
F. S. Wallace, Southern California. 

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS 
J. G. Wilson (Philadelphia), Chairman 
J. G. Wilson, Philadelphia. 

E. C. Hardesty, Wilmington. 
L. A. Brown, Troy. 

W. H. Vail Benschoten, New York. 
T. H. Campbell, Ohio. 
August Stromstedt, Sweden. 

C. J. English, Missouri. 
W. T. Rich, New England. 
S. C. Brown, Holston. 

F. S. Carson, Hinghwa. 

L. A. McKeever, Northwest Kansas. 

A. H. White, Colorado. 

D. H. Rutter. Saint Johns River. 
C. E. Avery, Montana. 

E. M. Jones, Central Alabama. 
W. A. Noble, Korea. 

H. R. Snavely, Illinois. • 

B. H. Wilson, Southern California. 

F. A. Hazeltine, Puget Sound. 
W. S. Watson, Wisconsin. 
H. A. Ellis, Erie. 

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Special Coiiiiniltees 111 

JOINT COMMITTEE ON EPWOKTH HERALD 

D. L. Marsh, Pittsburgh. 

W. H. Anderson, New York. 
C. E. Guthrie, Geuesee. 

COMMITTEE ON EUROPE 

Bishop J. F. Berry. 

Bishop F. D. Leete. 

Bishop F. M. Bristol. 

S. J. Greenfield, Northern New York, 

F. W. Mueller, Central German. 
H. P. yioan, New Jersej\ 

C. M. Warner, California. 

E. L. Waldorf, North-East Ohio. 

E. C. Linn, New England. 

G. P. Eckman, Wyoming. 

L. A. Bennett, Wilmington. 
G. E. Maxwell, Minnesota. 
C. F. Sitterly, Newark. 

F. A. Hazeltine, Puget Sound. 
J. M. M. Gray, .Saint Louis. 

COMMITTEE ON FAMILY WORSHIP AND RELIGIOUS 
ACTIVITIES IN THE HOME 

From Committee on Siiiiday Schools: 

C. C. Darnall, Rock River. 

C. A. Smith, New York. 

H. A. Gordon. Kansas. 
From Committee on State of the Church: 

J. S. Souser, Central IVnusylvania. 

H. F. Michael, Northern Minnesota. 

W. S. Lockard, Pittsburgh. 
From Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals: 

H. T. Ames, Central Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. F. D. Leete, Georgia. 

G. W. Henson, Philadelphia. 
From Committee on Epicorth League: 

J. E. Fisher, Newark. 

H. V. Mather, Southern California 

J. B. Stout, Southern Illinois. 

COMMITTEE ON FEDERATION 

Ressiio Robeetson (Southern Illinois), Chairman; W. W. Lucas 
( Mississippi ) , Secretary 

I. J. A. Hamilton, Troy. 

IL R. B. Urmy, Newark. 

III. L. M. Pottei-, Genesee. 

IV. F. B. Trotter, West Virginia. 

V. J. W. Hoffman, Ohio. 

VI. J. L. Brasher, Alabama. 

VII. W. W. Lucas, ^lississippi. 

VIII. A. E. Kirk, Southwest Kansas. 

IX. J. N. Dryden, Nebraska. 

X. Ressho Robertson, Southern Illinois. 

XI. C. O. Holmes, Northwest Indiana. 

XII. E. D. Kohlstedt. Wisconsin. 

XIII. C. E. Waterman, Chicago German. 

Xn'. Egerton Shore, Southern California. 

XV. L. S. Hopfield, Oregon. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCLVL ASKINGS 

A. E. Smith (West Ohio), Chairman; W. H. McMasteb 
(North-East Ohio), Secretary 
Education : 

J. W. Hancher, Iowa. 



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F. E. Mossniau, Northwest Iowa. 

W. H. McMaster, North-East Ohio. 
Foreign llissioiis: 

J. B. Bradsliaw, Northern Minuesota. 

H. O. Perry, Columbia River. 

M. A. Rader, Philippine Islands. 
Sunday Schools: 

W. J. Diividson, Illinois. 

H. F. Michael, Northern Minnesota. 

C. C. Darnall, Rocl< River. 
Bible Sucictii: 

W. M. Pierce, Erie. 

L. C. Wright, New England. 

Eugene Weiffenbach, Saint Louis German. 
Frcednien's Aid: 

}'. J. Maveet.v. Michigan. 

I. G. Fenn, Washington. 

J. H. N. Williams, California. 
Itinerancy: 

J. B. Hiugeley, Northern Minnesota. 

S. J. Green liekl, Northern New York. 

G. T. Notson, Dalvota. 
Deaconess Work: 

J. A. Diekmann, West German. 
G. B. Burns, Philadelphia. 
W. AV. King, St. Louis. 
Home Mi^sio)is: 

S. .1. Greenfield, Northern New York. 
F. S. 'Wallace, Southern California. 
W. L. McDowell, Baltimore. 



• COMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS AND HOMES 

I. J. F. Kuotts, New England. 

R. E. "Wilder, New Hampshire. 
II. W. W. T. Duncan, New York East. 
W. J. Stitt, New Y.irk. 
III. W. E. Brown. Central New York. 

E. R. Redhead, Northern New York. 
IV. E. A. IMartin, Wyoming. 

G. C. Shannon, Baltimore. 
V. W. A. Wiaut. West Ohio. 

E. S. Nail, North-East Ohio. 
VI. M. J. Naylor, Washington. 

S. M. Clark, East Tennessee. 
VII. W. McMorris, Mississippi. 
J. H. Smith, Florida. 
VIII. D. McC(>rmick, Southwest Kansas. 
H. J. Stover, Oklahoma. 
IX. M. E. Gilbert. Nebraska. 
C. J. Fennel, Nebraska. 
X. T. E. Newland. Central Illinois. 
Perley Liowe, Rock River. 
XI. H. L. Davis. Northwest Indiana. 
C. W. Leech, Detroit. 
XIL <;. T. Notson, Dakota. 

M. C. Tifft, Northern Minnesota. 

XIII. J. A. Diekmann, West German. 

C. J. W. Koenig, California German. 

XIV. C. B. Sylvester. California. 

Mrs. Z. li. Parmelee, Southern California. 
XV. J. E. Baker. Idaho. 

£. C. S. Brainard, Idaho. 

AT LARGE 



A. F. Sloan, New Y'ork East. 

J. B. Stein, Central Pennsylvania. 



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H. G. Ogden, Genesee. 

J. W. Jenkins, ^^aint Louis. 

Mrs. S. 'Williamson, California. 

C. B. Kdcli, Central (ieruian. 
F. A. .McCarty, Illinois. 

li. D. Bristol, Maine. 
W. F. Spry, Upper Iowa. 

COMMITTEE ON INTERCHURCH MOVEMENT 

D. G. Downey, New York East. 
John Stephens, California. 

C. M. Van Pelt, West Ohio. 
Frank Doran, Minnesota. 
W. W. Kin^, Saint Louis. 
F. A. Home, New York East. 
Frank Dnnn, New Euglanci. 
W. M. Short, Oklahoma. 
W. H. G. Gould, Philadelphia. 

COMMITTEE ON MEXICO 

I. C. O. Ford, New England. 

II. E. S. Tipple, New York. 

III. S. J. Clarkson, Genesee. 

IV. J. F. Goucher, Baltimore. 

V. L E. Miller, North-East Ohio. 

VI. F. S. Wallace, Southern California. 

VII. S. B. Campbell, Saint Louis. 

VIII. li. J. Price, Atlanta. 

IX. J. L. PoDock, Upper Iowa. 

X. J. M. Mitchell, Southern Illinois. 

XI. H. P. Bush, Detroit. 

XII. Mrs. Pearl V. D. Tomlinson, West Wisconsin. 

XIII. B. E. Breiham, Southern German. 

XIV. M. N. Smith, Southern California. 

XV. F. G. B. Kemp, Columbia River. 

COMMITTEE ON OVERHEAD EXPENSE 

H. S. Henschen (Rock River), Chairman; J. B. Bradsiiaw (Northern 
Minnesota), Secretary; C. A. Collin (West Ohio), Assistant 
Secretary. 

I. E. J. Horton, New England Southern. 
II. D. F. Diefendorf, Newark. 

III. W. M. Caldwell, Northern New York. 

IV. O. J. Randall, Baltimore. 
V. C. A. Collin, West Ohio. 

VI. R. L. Stapleton, HoLston. 

VII. J. Q. A. 'Williams, Upper Mississippi. 

VIII. C. D. Hestwood, Southwest Kansas. 

IX. C. C. Cissell, Nebraska. 

X. H. S. Henschen, Rock River. 

XL G. R. (jrose, North Indiana. 

XII. J. B. Bradshaw, Northern Minnesota. 

XIII. J. H. Durbahn, California German. 

XIV. E. P. Dennett, California. 
XV. W. T. Cherry, Malaysia. 

AT LARGE 
A. J. Higgins, Troy. 
J. A. Beebe, Colorado. 
J. G. Rosebush, Wisconsin. 
H. L. Mitchell, Wyoming. 
J M Walker Indiana 



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COMMITTEE SENT TO POLITICAL CONVENTIONS 

Chicago : G. H. Wilson, G. W. Dixon, W. A. Wise, A. P. Nelson, 
L. M. Dickinson, J. E. Watson, Bishop Nicholson, ex officio. 

San Francisco : C. A. Pnrmalee, Howard Boyd. C. H. Victor, C. A. 
Carlisle, C. S. Stratton, Bishop Leonard, ex officio. 

COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES 

F. H. CoMAN (Genesee), Chairman; F. A. Horne (New York East), 
Vice-chairman ; G. H. Bickley (Philadelphia), >iecretary 
L. M. Duuton, South Carolina. 

F. H. Coman, Genesee. 

J. W. Kinnear, Pittsl)urgh. 

G. H. Bickley, Philadelphia. 

F. A. Horne, New York East. 

C. E. Bacon, Indiana. 
J. M. Cox, Little Rock. 

E. W. Blakenian, West Wisconsin. 
A. S. Elford, Puget Sound. 

COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE 

W. E. Brown. 
E. C. Dixon. 
S. J. Greenfield. 

E. L. Kidney. 

G. E. Maxwell. 

COMMITTEE ON REVISION 

C. M. Stuaet (Rock River), Chairman; W. R. Davenpobt ( Vermont). 
Secretary 
H. W. Coons, New York. 

F. D. Hartsock, Wyoming. 

G. W. Henson, Philadelphia. 

J. S. Secrest, North-East Ohio. 

Ernest Lyon, Washington. 

L. H. King, Atlanta. 

H. B. Collins, Oklahoma. 

A. A. Randall, Nebraska. 

M. S. Rice, Detroit. 

Frank Doran, Minnesota. 

J. L. Panzlau, Northwest German. 

O. AV. Auman, Colorado. 

Joshua Stansfield, Oregon. 

AT LABGE 
G. C. Douglas, Troy. 

D. B. Parkinson, Southern Illinois. 
L. A. Nies, New England. 

John Stephens, California. 

COMMITTEE ON RULES OF ORDER 

Edgar Blake, New Hampshire. 
H. E. Simpson, North Dakota. 
G. M. Spurlock, Nebraska. 

E. G. Richardson, New York East. 
H. L. Jacobs, Central Pennsylvania. 

COMMITTEE ON SECRETARY'S RECORD 

W. D. Cole, West Ohio. 

J. L. Nen, Southern German. 

G. A. Brown, Michigan. 

J. W. Van Cleve, Illinois. 

Ray Allen, Genesee. 



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COMMITTEE ON STUDENT AID 
From Education: 

A. S. Elford, Puget Sound. 

A. W. Harrfs, East Alaiuc. 

W. B. Flemmiug, West Virginia. 
Foreign Missions: 

0. G. Markham, Kansas. 

Mrs. M. C. Curtis, North-East Ohio. 

G. L. Davis, North China. 
Home Missions: 

J. I. Bartholomew, New England Southern. 

F. C. Dunn, New Enghmd. 

H. B. Collins, Oklahoma. 
Sunday Schools: 

H. L. Davis, Northwest Indiana. 

1. F. Roach, Oklahoma. 

C. C. Darnall, Rock River. 
Epworth League: 

C. E. Guthrie, Genesee. 

C. M. Stuart, Rock River. 

(}. G. Vogel, Newark. 
W. F. M. Society: 

Mrs. W. B. Housinger. 
W. H. M. Society: 

Mrs. Ida B. Goode, West Ohio. 

COMMITTEE ON UNIFICATION 

Bishop Earl Cranston. 

Bishop J. W. Hamilton. 

Bishop W. F. McDowell. 

Bishop F. D. Leete. 

Bishop It J. Cooke. 
Atlanta Area 

Ministers : C. C. Jacobs, E. J. Hammond. 

Laymen : L. F. Corley, S. C. Cunningham. 
Boston Area 

Ministers: Edgar Blake, L. J. Birney. 

Laymen : A. W. Harris, L. 1). Bristol. 
Buffalo Area 

Ministers : F. T. Keeney, F. H. Coman. 

Laymen : E. R. Redhead, T. A. Hull. 
Chattanooga Area 

Ministers : R. E. Jones, J. M. Melear. 

Laymen : S. M. Clark, E. R. Randall. 
Chicago Area 

Ministers : F. B. Fisher, W. E. Shaw. 

Laymen : I. B. Blackstock, T. H. Holgate. 
Cincinnati Area 

Ministers: C. M. Van Pelt, J. J. Wallace. 

Laymen : E. H. Cherrington, A. S. Bennet. 
Denver Area 

Ministers : D. E. Kendall, E. N. Edgerton. 

Laymen : R. B. Spencer, F. H. H. Roberts. 
Detroit Area 

Ministers : George Elliott, Hugh Kennedy. 

Laymen : C. E. Allinger, L. D. Dickinsson 
Helena Area . 

Ministers : J. A. Martin, Edward Smith, 

Laymen : C. A. Pollock, C. H. White. 
New Orleans Area 

Ministers : M. W. Dogan, F. W. Loy. 

Laymen : J. B. Randolph, W. J. Huntley. 
New York Area 

Ministers: F. M. North, W. H. Brooks. 

Laymen : W. H. Van Benschoten, J. R. Joy. 
Omaha Area 

Ministers : F. E. Mossman, J. L. Hillman. 

Laymen : C. P. Colgrove, G. M. Spurlock. 



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Pliihidclphia Area 

Ministers : C. M. Boswell, T. H. Kiah. 

Laymen : A. V. Bower, E. S. Sheldon. 
Pittsburg Area 

Ministers: Arthibald Moore, Arthur Staples. 

Laymen : C. W. Lynch, G. T. Weingartcer. 
Portland Area 

Ministers : R. N. Avison, Andrew Warner. 

Laymen: T. A. Hazeltlne, R. H. Hughes. 
Saint Louis Area 

Ministers : W. F. Burris, C. C. Hall. 

Laymen : Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth, F. R. Long. 
Saint Paul Area _ ^ ^ 

Ministers : C. W. Burns, R. A. Chase. 

Laymen : M. C. Tifft, W. H. Gold. 
San Francisco Area 

Ministers : E. P. Dennett, M. N. Smith. 

Laymen : R. V. Watt, F. S. Wallace. 
Washington Area ^ ^r c. 

Ministers: J. C. Nicholson, E. AL Stevens. 

Laymen : C. P. Ford, H. C. Conrad. 
Wichita Area _ , ^^ 

Ministers : I. F. Roach. W. A. Keve. 

Laymen : W. ^l. Short, M. S. Davage. 
Africa Area 

Minister: ,T. H. Reed. 

Layman : B. J. K. Anderson. 
Southern Asia Area 

Ministers : A. A. Parker. W. T. Cherry. 

I/aymen : G. H. Thomas, A. Pascual. 
Latin Area ^ , ^ 

Ministers : Y. D. Baez, F. A. Barroetaveua. 

Laymen : Eugenio Ortiz, Mary Harrington. 
Eastern Asia Area 

Ministers : G. L. Davis, W. A. Noble. 

Laymen : Mrs. E. F. Brewster, C. C. \\ acg. 
European Area , -r^ -,, m- i 

Ministers: August O. Stromstedt, B. M. Tipple. 

Lavmen : Louise Ericl<sou, Oscar Olsen. 



TELLERS 



DISTRICT First Grol'p 

I. W. H. Powell, New Englaud. 

II. W, J. Stitt, New Yolk. 

III. John F. Black, Erie. 

IV. S. S. Pick, Philadelphia. 

V. J. M. Shafei-, North-East Ohio. 

VI. A. R. Welsh, Saint Johns Kiver. 

VII. J. O. Williams, Texas. 

VIII. W. E. Marshall, Southwest Kansas. 

IX. A. B. Currau, Upper Iowa. 

X. Henry Eckland, Central Swedish. 

XI. J. J. Wilson, Northwest Indiana. 

XII. W. P. Hughes, West Wisconsin. 

XIII. J. G. Lutz, East German. 
XIV. W. A. Noble, Korea. 

XV. A. S. Corey, Puget Sound. 

At Large — W. E. Carpenter, Northwest Indiana. 

district Second Group 

1. C. E. Bullard, Troy. 

II. F. J. Hubach, Newark. 

III. W. A. Elliott, Erie. 

IV. W. W. Barnes, Baltimore. 

V. John S. Graham, Ohio. 

VI. J. S. Hill, East Tennessee. 

VII. W. D. Hawkins, Tennessee. 

VIII. C. B. Zook, Kansas. 

IX. C. P. Colegrove, Upper Iowa. 

X. T. N. Ewiug. Illinois. 

XI. E. S. Taylor, Detroit. 

XII. G. M. Berry, Northern Minnesota. 

XIII. H. L. Gerlicher, Northern (ierman. 

XIV. Roberto Elphick, Chile. 
XV. C. A. Meeker, Oregon. 

At Large — Frank Doran. ^linnesota. 

district Third Group 

I. J. F. Cooper, New England Southern. 

II. W. E. Massey, Ni'w Jersey. 

III. I. H. Crocker, (icnesee. 

IV. J. W. "Wheatley, Wilmington. 

y. W. J. Dunham, West Ohio. 

VI. Burr Stokoe, Georgia. 

VI I. B. F. Woolfolk, Upper Mississippi. 

^■III. T. M. liongmuir, Missouri. 

IX. H. E. Hutchinson. Northwest Iowa. 

X. li. H, Buckley, Southern Illinois. 

XI. E. D. Dimoud. Detroit. 

XII. B. F. Myers, Dakota. 

XIII. Robert Wentsch, Pacific German. 

XIV. G. A. Warmer, Southern California. 

XV. J. \y. McDougall, Columbia River. 

At Large — F. I*. Brown, New York East. 

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DISTRICT FOUBTU GbOUP 

I. G. A. Fairbanks, New Hampshii-e. 

II. G. R. Mnnroe, Newark. 

III. G. M. Eiss, (Jenesee. 

IV. A. S. Williams, Central Pennsylvania. 

V. J. J. Phillips, North-East Ohio. 

VI. H. P. Keathley, Holston. 

VII. W. V. Daughtry, Savannah. 

VIII. A. H. King, Northwest Kansas. 

IX. E. D. Gideon, Northwest Nebraska. 

X. C. C. Darnall, Rock River. 

XI. R. E. Meader, Michigan. 

XII. G. A. Cahoon, Minnesota. 

XIII. O. A. Knehans, Saint Louis German. 
XIV. C. B. Sylvester, Calirornia. 

XV. R. N. Avison, Oregon. 

At Large — L. F. Higgins, East Maine. 

DISTRICT Fifth Group 

I. H. H. Murdock, Troy. 

II. H. P. Bennett, New Jersey. 

III. D. C. Johnson, Northern New York. 

IV. F. R. Gillinder, Philadelphia. 
V. W. W. Shepherd, Kentucky. 

VI. J. W. Thomas, South Carolina. 

Vn. J. S. Todd, Florida. 

VIII. W. H. Wilcox, Oklahoma. 

IX. E. M. Evans, Des Moines. 

X. D. L. Mnsselman, Illinois. 

XL J. F. O'Haver, Indiana. 

XII. Gilbert Gntterson, Minnesota. 

XII I. B. E. Breihan, Southern German. 

XIV. B. H. Wilson, Southern California. 
XV. D. H. Leech, Columbia River. 

At Large — C. M. Olmstead, Wyoming. 

district Sixth Group 

I. V. A. Irish, Vermont. 

II. G. W. Grinton, New York. 

IIL M. W. Holt, Northern New York. 

IV. S. V. Woods, West Virginia. 
V. J. H. Clark, West Ohio. 

VI. R. L. Stapleton, Holston. 

VI L H. W. Bartlev, Florida. 

VIII. W. G. Clinton, Saint Louis. 

IX. C. J. Fennel, Nebraska. 

X. W. P. MacVey. Central Illinois. 

XL Elwood Starbuck, North Indiana, 

XII. J. C. Craig, Northern Minnesota. 

XIII. P. E. Keefer, West German. 

Xiy. A. H. White, Colorado. 

XV. H. I. Rasmus, Southern California. 
At Large— T. H. Campbell. Ohio. 



GENERAL OFFICERS 

The Methodist Book Concern 

publishing agents 

New York: Edwin R. Graham, 150 Fifth Avenue. 

Cincinnati: John H. Race, 420 Plum Street. 

Chicago: Robert H. Hughes, 740 Rush Street. 

George P. Mains, Emeritus, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Henry C. Jennings, Emeritus, Route 3, Aurora, Ore. 

DEPOSITORIES 

581 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 

105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

28 East Elizabeth Street, Detroit, Mich. 

740 Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 

1121 McGee Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

7 City Hall Avenue, San Francisco, Cal. 

Editors 
elected by the general conference 

George Elliott, Methodist Review, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 

James R. Joy, The Christian Advocate, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 

Henry H. Meyer, Sunday School Publications, 420 Plum Street, Cincinnati, O.; 
150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 

John J. Wallace, Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, 105 Fifth Avenue, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

Ernest C. Wareing, Western Christian Advocate, 420 Plum Street, Cincin- 
nati, O. 

A. J. Bucher, Christliche Apologete-Haus und Herd, 420 Plum Street, Cin- 
cinnati, O. 

E. Robb Zaring, Northwestern Christian Advocate, 740 Rush Street, Chi- 

cago, III. 

Claudius B. Spencer, Central Christian Advocate, 1121 McGee Street, Kansas 
City, Mo. 

L. H. King, Southwestern Christian Advocate, 631 Baronne Street, New 
Orleans, La. 

Edward L. Mills, Pacific Christian Advocate, 304 Artisans Building, Port- 
land, Ore. 

Dan B. Brummitt, The Epworth Herald, 740 Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 

F. M. Larkin, California Christian Advocate, 7 City Hall Avenue, San Fran- 

cisco, Cal. 
J. M. Melear, Methodist Advocate Journal, Athens, Tenn. 

ELECTED BY THE BOOK COMMITTEE 

David G. Downey, Book Editor, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York; 420 Plum 
Street, Cincinnati, O. 

Corresponding Secretaries 
elected by the general conference 

Frank Mason North, S. Earl Taylor, Board of Foreign Missions, 150 Fifth 
Avenue, New York. 

David D. Forsyth, Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, Seven- 
teenth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Patrick J. Maveety, I. Garland Penn, Board of Education for Negroes, 420 
Plum Street, Cincinnati, O. 

Abram W. Harris, Board of Education, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 

William S. Bovard, Board of Sunday Schools, 58 East Washington Street, 
Chicago, 111. 

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Joseph B. Hingeley, Board of Conference Claimants, 820 Garland Buildinc, 

Chicago, 111. 
Charles E. Guthrie, General Secretary, Epworth League, 740 Rush Street. 

Chicago, 111. 

ELECTED BT THE BOARDS 

Raj^mond J. Wade, Committee on Conservation and Advance, 740 Rush 

Street, Chicago, 111. 
Clarence True Wilson, Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, 

First and Maryland Avenues, N. E., Washington, D. C. 
Daniel W. Howell, General Deaconess Board, 483 EUicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y. 
N. E. Da\'is, Board of Hospitals and Homes, 740 Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 

Treasurers and Assistant Treasurers 

Morris W. Ehnes, Treasurer, Committee on Conservation and Advance, 740 

Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 
George M. Fowles, Treasurer, Board of Foreign Missions, 150 Fifth Avenue, 

New York. 
W. J. Elliott, Treasurer, Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, 

Arch and Seventeenth Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 
John H. Race, Treasurer, Board of Education for Negroes, 420 Plum Street, 

Cincinnati, O. 
Omar Powell, Treasurer, Board of Education, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 
George P. Mains, Treasurer, Episcopal Fund, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 
Edwin R. Graham, Assistant Treasurer, Episcopal Fund, 150 Fifth Avenue, 

New York. 
Franklin I. Bodine, Treasurer, Chartered Fund', 129 South Fourth Street, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
H. A. Winans, Treasurer; Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 420 

Plum Street, Cincinnati, O. 
William C. Hanson, Treasurer, Board of Sunday Schools, 58 E. Washington 

Street, Chicago, 111. 
Gilbert Darlington, Treasurer, American Bible Society, Bible House, Astor 

Place, New York. 
Robert W. Campbell, Treasurer, Board of Conference Clauuants, 820 Gar- 
land Building, Chicago, 111. , , ., t 
Oscar P. Miller, Treasurer, General Conference Expense Fund, Rock Rapids, la. 
William T. Galliher, Treasurer, Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and PubUc 

Morals, First and Maryland Avenues, N. E., Washington, D. C. 
L. M. Potter, Treasurer, General Deaconess Board, (575-677 EUicott Square, 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
J. T. Bradley, Treasurer, Board of Hospitals and Homes, 740 Rush Street, 

Chicago, 111. 



ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS AND 
SOCIETIES 

Elected by the General Conference or Appointed by the Bishops 
UNDER the Authority of the General Conference 

Book Committee 
district members 

Term 
District Name Conference Exjnres 

I. G. C. Douglass Troy 1924 

Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

II. D. F. Diefendorf Newark 1928 

East Orange, N. J. 

III. William A. Notman Genesee 1924 

33 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, N. Y. 

IV. W. F. Conner Pittsburgh 1928 

The King Edward, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

V. W. H. McMaster North-East Ohio 1924 

Alliance, O. 

VI. T. H. Kiah Delaware 1928 

Princess Anne, Md. 

VII. M. S. Davage West Texas 1928 

Holly Springs, Miss. 

VIII. J. Luther Taylor Kansas 1924 

Pittsburg, Kan. 

IX. H. M. Havner Iowa 1928 

Marengo, la. 

X. C. C. Hall Southern Illinois 1928 

923 Summit Avenue, East Saint Louis, 111. 

XI. A. L. Parker Detroit 1924 

74 Hazelwood Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

XII. J. S. Ulland Northern Minnesota 1928 

Fergus Falls, Minn. 

XIII. Charles A. J. Walker . Central German 1924 

509 Johnston Building, Cincinnati, O. 

XIV. Frank S. Wallace Southern California 1928 

1263 S. El Moline Avenue, Pasadena, Cal. 

XV. Charles C. Rarick Oregon 1924 

217 Morris Street, Portland, Ore. 

LOCAL COMMITTEE AT NEW YORK 

Term 

Name Conference Expires 
M. S. Daniels Newark 1928 

Newark, N. J. 
Frank A. Home New York East 1928 

161 Chambers Street, New York. 
Silas Peirce New England '. . . 1924 

59 Commercial Street, Boston, Mass. 
J. E. Holmes New York East 1928 

506 Sixth Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
E. S. Tipple New York 1924 

Madison, N. J. 

LOCAL COMMITTEE AT CINCINNATI 

Jesse R. Clark West Ohio 1928 

Union Central Life Building, Cincinnati, O. 
E. E. Shipley West Ohio 1924 

603 First National Bank Building, Cincinnati, O. 
Henry S. Henschen Rock River 1924 

108 S. La Salle Street, Chicago, 111. 
C. M. Van Pelt West Ohio 1924 

College Hill, Cincinnati, O. 
Herbert Scott Ohio 1928 

Des Moines, la. 

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122 Journal of the General Conference 

Board of Foreign Missions 

Office: 150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 

President: Bishop Luther B. Wilson. 

Honorary Vice-President: W. V. Kelley. 

Vice-President: Frank A. Home. 

Corresponding Secretaries: Frank Mason North, S. Earl Taylor. 

Treasurer: George M. Fowles. 

Assistant Treasurer: George F. Sutherland. 

.Recording Secretary: Frank Mason North. 

Assistant Recording Secretary: Arthur Bruce Moss. 

Managers: The effective Bishops ex officio. Ministers — B. F. Abbott, C. L. 

Bovard, Herbert Clegg. E. A. Dent, D. G. Downey, G. P. Eckman,' .J. 

R. Edwards, J. F. Goucher. W. I. Haven, S. J. Herben, F. R. Hollen- 

back, C. C. Jacobs, Adolphus Linfield, Wallace MacMullen, L. H. Murlin, 
. E. S. Ninde, T. E. Newland, W. H. Phelps, S. B. Salmon. C. F. Sitterlv, 

Merle N. Smith, E. S. Tipple, R. B. Urmy, R. J. Wade. Laymen— 

H. S. Bradley, F. L. Brown, W. W. Carman, S. A. Daniels, C. M. Fuller. 

Charles Gibson, E. W. Halford, G. B. Hodgman, F. A. Hornc, F. D. 

Howard, W. T. Jennings, J. R. Joy, J. W. Kinnear, E. M. McBrier, W. 

T. McConnell, C. W. Masland, W. E. Massey, E. S. MUls, W. E. Myers, 

W. J. Stitt, F. B. Trotter, John Tunnicliffe. W. H. Van Benschoten, E. 

Z. Wallower, C. E. Welch. 
District Representatives: I, J. I. Bartholomew; II, J. B. Morrell; III, Eli 

Pittman; IV, E. B. Jeffrey; V, T. H. CampbeU; VI, H. P. Keathley; VII, 

W. J. Echols; VIII, S. B. CampbeU; IX, Titus Lowe; X, J. M. MitcheU; 

XI, R. H. Webber; XII, Frank ,Doran; XIII, W. F. Isler; XIV, Egerton 

Shore; XV, F. A. Hazeltine. 

Board of Home Missions and Church Extension 

Office: Arch and Seventeenth Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Corresponding Secretary: David D. Forsyth. 

Managers: Ex officio without vote, all effective Bishops resident in the United 
States, the Corresponding Secretarj-, ex officio. District Representa- 
tives: I, J. A. Hamilton, F. C. Dunn; II, Allan MacRossie, A. P. Sloan; 
III, H. A. Ellis, William Nottingham; IV, W. W. Barnes, M. B. Rich; 
V, I. E. Miller, E. H. Cherrington; VI, R. L. Stapleton, G. M. King; 
VII, William McMorris, Samuel Cunningham; VIII, L. A. McKeever, 
C. P. Dorsey; IX, E. E. Higley, F. E. Hovey; X, John Thompson, H. R. 
Snaveley; XI, W. R. Fruit, C. O. Holmes; XII, C. E. Vermilya, Gilbert 
Gutterson; XIII, F. W. Mueller, W. J. Kurth; XIV, John Stephens, 

A. H. White; XV, AV. W. Youngson, E. C. S. Brainerd. 

At Large: Ministers — Bishop J. F. Berry, G. G. Vogel, G. B. Burns, J. G. 
Wilson, G. W. Henson, M. E. Snyder, Emors- M. Stevens, L. C. Mur- 
dock, F. H. Coman, Robert Watt, D. D. Forsyth, Alexander Corson. 
Laymen — Watson Moore, W. H. G. Gould, W. S.' PilHng, M. G. Baker, 

B. G. Moore, S. D. Bausher, T. R. Fort, J. S. Felton, Miss Jean Oram, 
J. L. Alcock, E. L. Kidney, L. A. Bennett. 

Board of Edltcation for Negroes 

Office: 420 Plum Street, Cincinnati, O. 

President: WiUiam F. Anderson. 

First Vice-President: Frederick D. Leete. 

Second Vice-President: Joseph C. Hartzell. 

Third Vice-President: C. E. Schenk. 

Fourth A'ice-President: W. H. Wehrly. 

Fifth Vice-President: A. J. Nast. 

Treasurer: John H. Race. 

Assistant Treasurer: E. R. Graham. 

Corresponding Secretaries: Patrick J. Maveety, I. Garland Penn. 

Recording Secretary: D. Lee Altman. 

Managers: Bishops Anderson, Leete, Quayle, Bristol, Richardson, Jones. 
Ministers — J. C. Hartzell, A. J. Nast, D. Lee Altman, J. M. Walker, 
E. R. Overley, B. F. Smith, John H. Race, C. E. Schenk, V. F. Brown, 
W. H. Wehrly, E. C. Wareing, J. F. Page. Lajmen — Thomas F. Holgate, 
E. R. Graham, L. N. Gatch, E. C. Harley, C. F. Coffin, R. B. McRary, 



Administrative Boards and Societies 123 

A. W. Harris, H. C. Minnich, H. H. Garrison, Harlan C. West, Charles 
Hommeyer, R. L. Smith. Corresponding Secretaries ex officio, P. J. 
Maveety, I. Garland Penn. 

Board of Education 

Office: 150 Fifth Avenue, New York. 

Corresponding Secretary: Abrani \V. Harris. 

Recording Secretary: Ezra S. Tipple. 

Treasurer: Omar Powell. 

Managers: Class 1924 — Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, R. F. Raymond, M. D. 
Buell, E. S. Tipple, C. W. Laycock, J. C. Nicholson, J. W. Kinnear, J. 
R. Harker, E. L. Blaine, J. C. Nate, J. A. James, J. E. Baker. 
Class 1928— Bishop W. F. McDowell, W. V. Kelley, H. N. Curtis, L.fD. Bald- 
win, A. E. Smith, M. W. Dogan, A. L. Johnson, Samuel Dickie, G. H. 
Bridgman, O. E. Kriege, C. H. Fowler, T. C. Knoles. 
Class 1932 — Bishop W. F. Anderson, Bishop T. S. Henderson, Bishop Thomas 
Nicholson, H. O. Perry, Charles Scott, Jr., J. H. Race, R. S. Ingraham, 
Omar Powell, A. H. King, F. E. Mossman, J. L. Neu, Wilham Rawling. 

University Senate 
J. R. Day, Syracuse University, President 
District Name Institution 

I. L. H. Murlin Boston University. 

II. W. A. Shanklin Wesleyan University. 

III. W. A. Elliott Allegheny CoUege. 

IV. W. W. Guth Goucher CoUege. 

V. W. H. MoMaster Mount Union College. 

VI. F. W. Hixson University of Chattanooga. 

VII. J. M. Cox Philander Smith CoUege. 

VIII. S. A. Lough Baker University. 

IX. C. W. Flint CorneU College. 

X. L. H. Hough Northwestern University.' 

XI. G. R. Grose DePauw University. 

XII. Samuel Plantz Lawrence College. 

XIII. Frederic Cramer Baldwin Wallace CoUege. 

XIV. G. F. Bovard University of Southern CaUfornia. 

XV. C. G. Doney WUlamette Univereitj'. 

At Large: J. R. Day, C. E. Hamilton, J. C. Baker, W. B. Fleming, J. H. Mor- 
gan, J. W. Hoffman. 

Board of Sunday Schools 

Office: 58 East Washington Street, Chicago, lU. 

Corresponding Secretary: W. S. Bovard. 

Treasurer: W. C. Hanson. 

Managers: Bishops Stimtz, Nicholson, Leete. Ex officio: W. S. Bovard, 
Corresponding Secretary; Henry H. Meyer, Editor Sunday School Pub- 
lications. Advisory Member: A. J. Bucher, Editor German Sunday 
School PubUcations. 
At Large: F. L. Brown, L. B. Longacre, C. M. Stuart, W. J. Thompson, 
W. E. Carpenter, R. P. HoUett, N. E. Richardson, A. C. Knudsen, W. 
S. King. 
District Representatives: I,T. E. Cramer; II, F. J. Hubach; III,G. F. Shepard; 
IV, C. W. Flesher; V, W. D. Cole; VI, L. F. Corley; VII, J. O. WiUiams; 
VIII, O. G. Markham; IX, I. B. Schreckengast ; X, G. W. Dixon; XI. W. 

F. Kendrick; XII, J. S. Hoagland; XIII, Eugene Weiffenbach; XIV, J. 

G. HUl; XV, A. Warner. 

Board of Conference Claimants 

Office: 820 Garland BuUding, Chicago, lU. 
President: Bishop Charles Bayard MitcheU. 
Vice-President: .Joseph W. Van Cleve. 
Corresponding Secretarj-: Joseph B. Hingeley. 
Recording Secretary: Thomas A. Stafford. 
Treasurer: Robert W. Campbell. 

Board: Bishop Charles Bayard Mitchell, Joseph B. Hingeley. , 

Class 1 — Four Years: Ministers, Joseph \\ . Van C levc, Charles W. Baldwin, 



124 Journal of the General Conference 

Perry Millar, S. J. Greenfield. Laymen: John E. Andrus, George Warren 
Brown, John O. Pew, Robert. W. Campbell. 
Class 2— Eight Years: Ministers, CO. Ford, H. L. Davis, R. E. Meader. 
Laymen, Oscar P. Miller, Benjamin F. Adams, Charles E. Waterman, 
J. B. Morrell. 

Board of the Epworth League 

Office: 740 Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 

President: Bishop Adnu W. Leonard. 

General Secretary: Charles E. Guthrie. 

Editor Epworth Herald: Dan B. Brummitt. 

District Name Conference 

I. A. E. Morris East Maine. 

II. J. E. Fisher Newark. 

III. W. E. Brown Central New York. 

IV. J. W. Engle West Virginia. 

V. W. E. Hammaker North-East Ohio. 

VI. J. S. Hill , East Tennessee. 

VII. C. S. Stanley Louisiana. 

VIII. H. A. Gordon Kansas. 

IX. W. H. Spence Northwest Iowa. 

X. J. T. Jones Central Illmois. 

XL W. W. Martin North Indiana. 

XII. J. W. Taylor Minnesota. 

XIII. J. L. Panzlau Northwest German. 

XIV. E. N. Edgerton Colorado. 

XV. J. C. Harrison Puget Sound. 

At Large: Lajonen, C. F. Price, New York; E. H. Forkel, Rock River; M. C. 

Tifft, North Minnesota. Ministers, C. M. Warner, California; D. L. 

Marsh, Pittsljurgh. 
Advisory Members: The Assistant Secretarj' of the Junior League and the 

elected field and departmental secretaries. 

American Bible Society 

Office: Bible House, Astor Place, New York. 

Corresponding Secretaries: William Ingraham Haven and Frank H. Nann. 

Treasurer: Gilbert Darlington. 

Member of the Advisorj- Council: Bishop A\'ilson. 

Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals 

Office: Corner First Street and Maryland Avenue, N. E., Washington, D. C. 

President: Bishop William F. McDowell. 

Vice-Presidents: Stephen J. Herben, Hon. Charles H. Randall. 

Recording Secretary : John R. Edwards. 

Treasurer: William T. Galliher. 

General Secretary: Clarence True Wilson. 

Board of Managers: Bishop William F. McDowell, Clarence True Wilson, 
ex officio. E. H. Anderson, Topeka, Kan.; A\ illiam H. Anderson, New 
York, N. Y.; Walter F. Ballinger, Philadelphia, Pa.; Julius S. Carroll, Wash- 
ington, D. C.; Arthur C. Christie, Washington, D. C; John R. Edwards, 
Washington, D. C; William T. Galliher, Washington, D. C; Melville 
Ga'mbrill, AVilmington, Del.; J. F. Heisse, Baltimore, Md.; Stephen J. 
Herben, New York, N. Y.; S. S. Kresge, Detrou, Mich.; Alpha G. Kj^nett, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Harry A. Larson, Denver, Colo.; John C. Letts, 
Washington, D. C; J. C. McDowell, Pittsburgh, Pa.; James C. Penney, 
New York, N. Y.; John Rain, Rainell, W. Va.; W. R. Wedderspoon, 
Chicago, 111. ; W. A. Wise, Smyrna, Del. ; M. E. Church, Falls Church, Va. 

Advisory Members: Senator Arthur Capper, Kansas; Senator A\ esley L. Jones, 
Washington; Senator Josiah O. Wolcott, Delaware; Hon, Philip P. Camp- 
bell, Pittsburg, Kan.; Hon. Simeon D. Fess, Oliio; Hon. A. P. Nelson, 
Wisconsin; Hon. Charles A. Pollock, North Dakota; Hon. Charles H. 
Randall, California; Hon. Addison T. Smith, Idaho; Gen. Charles Mc- 
Kinley Saltzman, Washington, D. C. 

General Deaconess Board 
General Office: 675-677 EUicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Corresponding Secretary : Daniel W. Howell. 



Administrative Boards and Societies 125 

Treasurer: LAI. Potter, 675-677 EUicott Square. Bufifalo, N. Y.; Bishops 
Burt, Nicholson, and Burns. 

At Large: Wallace MacMullen, Ray Allen, F. W. Luce. 

Deaconesses: ISiiss A. M. King, Miss B. A. Barber, Miss H. L. Perry. . 

District Representatives: I, L. A. Nies; II, A. S. Kavanagh; III, L. M Potter- 
IV, C. W. Straw; V, E. E. Shipley; VI, Mrs. J. A. Patten; VII, B f' 
Woolfolk; \III, A. E. Kirk; IX, George M. Spurlock; X, L. F W 
Lesemann; XI, J. S. Ward; XII, Mrs. S. H. Knight; XIII, Christian 
Golder; XIV, G. W. White; XV, J. A. Martin. 

Board of Hospitals and Homes 
President: Bishop W. O. Shepard. 
Vice-President: Bishop E. L. Waldorf. 

Corresponding Secretary: Rev. N. E. D.ivis, 740 Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 
Treasurer, J. T. Bradley, 740 Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 
Managers: Bishops Shepard, Waldorf, Mead; Mrs. D. B. Street, W. T. 

Rich, N. E. Davis, J. T. Bradley, C. S. Woods, J. A. Diekmann, Mi.ss E. 

A. Ariss, W. H. Jordan, A. W. Brazier, J. E. Holmes, L. O. Jones, Mrs. 

Silas Sprowles, C. A. Collin, Mrs. C. W. Buoy, George W. Burd. 

Council of Boards of Benevolenck 
President: Bishop F. D. Leete. 
Vice-Presidents: John L. Alcock, Joseph C. Nate. 
Recording Secretui-y: James R. Joy. 
Treasurer: M. W. Ehnes, 740 Rush gtreet, Chicago, 111. 

Corresponding Secretary, Committee on Conservation and Advance: Ray- 
mond J. Wade, 740 Rush Street, Chicago, 111. 



Bishops Berry, Burt, Wilson, Anderson, Quayle, Hughes, Bristol, Stuntz, 
Henderson, Shepard, Leete, Nicholson, Leonard, Mitchell, Burns. 

AREA REPRESENTATIVES 

Atlanta — Minister, E.- J. Hammond, Georgia; layman, W. E. Summers, 

Savannah. 
Boston — Minister, D. B. Holt, Maine; layman, W. T. Rich, New England. 
Buffalo — Minister, A. J. Higgins, Troy; layman, A. M. Blake, Genesee. 
Chattanooga — Minister, G. T. Byrd, Holston; layman, S. M. Clark, East 

Tennessee. 
Chicago— Minister, M. N. English, Illinois; layman, George W. Dixon, Rock 

River. 
Cincinnati — Minister, D. F. Helms, West Ohio; layman, A. S. Bennett, 

Kentucky. 
Denver— Minister, O. W. Auman, Colorado; layman, R. B. Spencer, Colorado. 
Detroit— Minister, Hugh Kennedy, Michigan; layman, C. W. Leech, Detroit. 
Helena — Minister, George Mecklenbcrg, Montana; layman, Richard A. 

Lathrop, North Dakota. 
Indianapolis— Minister, Alfred F. Hughes, Indiana; layman, A. B. Cline. 
New Orleans — Minister, W. W. Lucas, Mississippi; layman, J. B. Randolph, 

Mississippi. 
New York— Minister, R. E. Wilson, New York; layman, C C. Moore, Newark. 
Omaha — Minister, E. J. Lockwood, Upper Iowa; layman, A. V. Proudfoot, 

Des Moines. • tt u- i 

Philadelphia— Minister, Alfred Wagg, New Jersey; layman, S. H. Hicks, 

Wyoming. 
Pittsburgh— Minister, N. A. White, Erie; layman, C. W. Lynch, West Virginia. 
Portland — Minister, J. E. Crowther, Puget Sound; layman, R. L. Brainard, 

Columbia River. 
Saint Louis— Minister, W. W. King, Saint Louis; layman, Norman H. Moss, 

Southern Illinois. tt ,-. t i. 

Saint Paul— Minister, E. C. Dixon, West Wisconsin; layman, U. G. Johnson, 

Dakota. , . , t t 

San Francisco — Minister, B. H. Wilson, Southern California; layman, L. L. 

Dennett, California. 
Washington— Minister, E. E. Heckman, Central Pennsylvania; layman, 

I. O. Ball, Baltimore. .,..,, 

Wichita— Minister, W. A. Keve, Kansas; layman, E. R. Burkholdcr, Southwest 

Kansas. 



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BOARD REPRESENTATIVES 

Board of Foreign Missions: Secretaries, Frank Mason North, S. Earl Taylor- 
J. I. Bartholomew, Eli Pittman, D. G. Downey, E. S. Ninde, W. I. Haven, 
-L. H. Murlin, R. J. Wade. Titus Lowe. G. B. Hodgnian, J. R. Joy, F. 
A. Home, W. H. Van Beiischoten, Egerton Shore. 

Board of Home Missions and Church Extension: Corresponding Secretary, D. 

D. Forsyth. J. N. Alcock, L. Atwood Bennett, Frank C. Dunn, W. R. 
Fruit, W. H. G. Gould, E. E. Higley. G. W. Henson, C. Oliver Holmes, 
Elmer E. Kidney, Allan MacRossie, I. E. Miller, L. A. McKeever, Wil- 
liam Nottingham, C. E. Vermilyea. 

Board of Education for Negroes: Bishop R. E. Jones; P. J. Maveety and I. 

Garland Penn, Corresponding Secretaries; J. H. Race, W. H. Wehrly, L. 

N. Gatch, E. C. Wareing. 
Board of Education: Bishop W. F. McDowell; A. W. Harris, Corresponding 

Secretary; Leonard D. Baldwin, James A. James, A. H. Kir<r, J. C. Nate, 

J. C. Nicholson, A. E. Smith, E. S. Tipple. 
Board of Sunday Schools: W. S. Bovard, Corresponding Secretarj^ W. D. 

Cole, T. B. Schreckengast, C. M. Stuart, W. E. Carpenter. N. E. Richard- 
son, F. J. Hubach, J. S. Hoagland, Frank L. Brown. 
Board of Conference Claimants: J. B. Hingeley, Corresponding Secretary^ 

J. W. Van Cleve. S. J. Greenfield, C. O. Ford, B. F. Adams. J. B. Morrell, 

R. W. Campbell. 
Board of the Epworth League: C. E. Guthrie, Corresponding Secretary; W. 

E. Brown. 

Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals: Clarence True Wilson, 
Corresponding Secretary; John R. Bd wards. 

General Deaconess Board: D. W. Howell, Corresponding Secretarj'; A. S. 
Kavanagh. 

Board of Hospitals and Homes: N. E. Davis, Corresponding Secretary; 
J. A. Diekmann. 

Advisory Members — Woman's Foreign Missionary Society: Mrs. W. F. Mc- 
Dowell, Miss Florence Hooper. 

Woman's Home Missionary Society: Mrs. May L. Woodruff, Mrs. Ward Piatt. 

Trustees of Chartered FunO , 

Office: 129 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

President: Avery D. Harrington. 

Secretary: Edgar J. Pershing. 

Treasurer: Franklin I. Bodine. 

William H. Rometsch, Charles H. Edcnbom.. 

Thomas B. Perkins, George I. Bodine, Jr., 

Henry Bell, John Baker Tuttle. 

Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church 

Office: 420 Plum Street, Cincinnati, O. 
President: James N. Gamble. 
Secretary: C. E. Schenk. 
Treasurer: H. A. Winans. 

Class 1 — Term Expires in Four Years (1924): Ministers, Bishop William F. 
Anderson, Charles E. Schenk, J. B. Ascham. LajTnen, Merrill C. Slutes, 

F. L. Cook, W. A. R. Bruehl. 

Class 2 — Term Expires in Eight Ypars (1928): Ministers, Frank G. Mitchell, 
A. M. Courtenay, L. C. Bentley. Laymen, James N. Gamble, Herbert 
A. Winans, E. I. Antrim. 

Trustees of John Street Church 
John Street, New York City. 
H. K. Carroll, James S. Coward, John W. Crawford, Watson S. Moore, William 
Kennedy, Carl H. Fowler, William J. Stitt, William H. Van Benschoten, 
Joseph B. Morrell. 

Corporate Names of Organizations, with Name of State under 
■WHOSE Laws each was Incorporated 
The Chartered Fund of the Methodist Episcopal Church. — Pennsylmma. 
Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church.— -OAzo. 
Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. — New York. 



Administrative Boards and Socielies 127 

The Board of Home Missions and Church Extension of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. — Pcnnnylvania. 

Board of Education of tlie Methodist Episcopal Church. — A'ew York. 

The Board of Sunday Schools of the Methodist Episcopal Church. — Illinois. 

Board of Conference Claimants of the Methodist Episcopal Church. — Illinois. 

The Board of Education for Negroes of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
—Ohio. 

The Epworth League of the Methodist Episcopal Church. — Illinois. 

The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
— New York. 

The Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
— Ohio. 

Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. — District of Columbia. 

General Conference Commissions 

COMMISSION ON THE COURSES OF STUDY 

Bishops Hughes, Mitchell and McConnell. Ministers, Wallace MacMullen, 
P. H. Swift, L. H. Bugbee. Educators, H. F. Rau, F. W. Hannan, George 
R. Grose. Ex officio, D. G. Downey, Book Editor. 

COMMISSION OF TWENTY-FIVE ON UNIFICATION 

Bishops, W. F. McDowell, W. F. Anderson, E. H. Hughes, F. J. McConnell, 
W. P. Thirkield. 

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES 

District Name Conference 

I. Abram W. Harris East Maine. 

II. D. G. Downey New York East. 

III. W. A. Elliott Erie. 

IV. Archibald Moore West Virginia. 

V. Ernest H. Cherrington Ohio. 

VI. J. M. Melear Holston. 

VII. P. W. Kinchen Louisiana. 

VIII. J. W. Abel Oklahoma. 

IX. A. N. Jarvis Iowa. 

X. J. W. Van Cleve Illinois. 

XI. Loren D. Dickinson Michigan. 

XII. E. D. Kohlstedt Wisconsin. 

XIII. Charles E. Allinger Central German. 

XIV. E. P. Dennett California. 

XV. C. H. White Idaho. 

At Large: F. M. North, J. H. Race, D. D. Forsyth, Alex Simpson, Jr., I. 
Garland Penn. 

COMMISSION ON FEDERATION OF COLORED CHURCHES 

Bishops Bristol, Richardson, Jones. J. W. E. Bowen, J. P. Wragg, C. A. 
Tindley, I. G. Penn, W. H. McKissack, L. J. Price. 

COMMITTEE ON CHAPLAINS 

Bishop McDowell, Bishop Berry, J. R. Edwards, John Handley, J. W. R. 
Sumwalt. 

COMMITTEE OF NINE ON ORGANIC UNION 

Bishop Wilson, R. Bagnell, D. G. Downej', F. C. Baldwin, A. MacRossie, C. L. 
Hubbard, J. Watchorn, E. S. Ninde, A. E. Craig. 

COMMISSION ON CENTRAL MISSION CONFERENCES 

All Bishops in foreign lands, also Bishop Berry, D. G. Downey, Titus Lowe, E. 
L. Kidney, E. F. Koldstedt, Judge Henry Wade Rogers, Mrs. W. F. Mc- 
Dowell, S. Earl Taylor, and F. M. North. 

COMMISSION ON CORRELATION 

Names to be furnished by Board of Bishops,^ 572. 



128 Journal of the General Conference 

COMMISSION ON AREAS AND DISTRICTS 

Names to be furnished by Board of Bishops, If 576. 

COMMISSION ON COMITY AND COOPERATION 

Bishop F. M. Bristol, W. L. McDowell, Isaac T. Roacli, W. F. Burris, C. A. 
Titus, W. M. Short, A. S. Bennett (If 597). 

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS 

J. H. Race, D. D. Forsyth, W. S. Bovard. J. E. Holmes, R. W. Keelcr, H. H. 
Meyer. 

JOINT COMMISSION ON RELIGIOUS DAY SCHOOLS 

Appointed by the Board of Bishops — J. T. Rosebush, W. G. Seaman, W. W. T. 
Duncan. Appointed by Board of Education — Rev. E. W. Blakeman, Rev. 
J. B. Ascham, J. A. James. Appointed by the Board of Sunday Schools — 
N. E. Richardson, E. A. Miller, J. V. Thompson. 

COMMISSION ON THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN AND THEIR ADMISSION 
TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Bishop H. C. Stuntz, Rev. J. M. M. Gray, Rev. W. E. Shaw, Rev. C. E. Bacon, 
Mrs. H. C. M. Ingraham, Mrs. W. H. Chandler. J. T. Rosebush. 



EPISCOPAL AREAS 
1920-1924 

UNITED STATES 

Atlanta: Bisnop Ricuardson — Saint Johns River Conference, Flor- 
ida Conference, South Florida Mission, Atlanta Conference, Georgia Con- 
ference, Savannah Conference, South Carolina Conference, Alabama Con- 
ference. 

Boston: Bishop Hughes — East Maine Conference, Maine Conference, 
Vermont Conference, New Hampshire Conference, New England Con- 
ference, New England Southern Conference. 

Buffalo: Bishop Burt — Genesee Conference, Central New York Con- 
ference, Troy Conference, Northern New York Conference. 

Chattanooga: Bishop Bristol — Holston Conference, Central Tennes- 
see Conference, Tennessee Conference, East Tennessee Conference, Blue 
Ridge-Atlantic Conference, North Carolina Conference. 

Chicago: Bishop Nicholson— ^Central Swedish Conference, Chicago 
German Conference, Central Illinois Conference, Illinois Conference, 
Rock River Conference. 

Cincinnati: Bishop Anderson — West Ohio Conference, Ohio Confer- 
ence, North-East Ohio Conference, Kentucky Conference. 

Denver: Bishop Mead — Colorado Conference, Wyoming State Con- 
ference, Utah Mission, New Mexico Conference, Lincoln Conference, 
Western Swedish Conference, West German Conference. 

Detroit: Bishop Henderson — Detroit Conference, Michigan Confer- 
ence, Central German Conference, Norwegian and Danish Conference. 

Helena: Bishop Burns — Montana Conference, North Montana Con- 
ference, Idaho Conference, North Dakota Conference. 

Indianapolis: Bishop Leete— Indiana Conference, North Indiana 
Conference, Northwest Indiana Conference, Lexington Conference. 

\cw Orleans: Bishop Jones — Louisiana Conference, Mississippi Con- 
ference, Upper Mississippi Conference, Central Alabama Conference, 
Texa.s Conference, West Texas Conference. 

Netc York City: Bishop Wilson — New York Conference, New York 
East Conference, Newark .Conference, East German Conference, Eastern 
Swedish Conference. 

Omaha: Bishop Stuntz — Iowa Conference, Des Moines Conference, 
Upper Iowa Conference, Northwest Iowa Conference, Nebraska Confer- 
ence, Northwest Nebraska Conference, Northwest German Conference. 

Philadelphia: Bishop Berry— Philadelphia Conference, New Jersey 
Conference, Delav/are Conference, Wyoming Conference. 

Pittsburgh: Bishop McConnell — Erie Conference, Pittsburgh Con- 
ference, West Virginia Conference, Porto Rico Mission Conference. 

Portland: Bishop Siiepard— Oregon Conference, Puget Sound Con- 
ference, Columbia River Conference. Pacific German Conference, Pacific 
Swedish Mission Conference, Western Norwegian-Danish Conference, 
Alaska Mission. 

Saint Louis: Bishop Quayle — Saint Louis Conference, Missouri Con- 
ference. Saint Louis German Conference. Southern Illinois Conference, 
Little Rock Conference. Central Missouri Conference. 

.S'(/i/(< Paul: Bishop Mitchell— Minnesota Conference, Northern 
Minnes^lta Conference, Northern (Jerman Conference. Northern Swedish 
Conference, Wisconsin Conference, West Wisconsin Conference, Dakota 
Conference. 

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8an Francisco: Bishop Leonard — California Conference, Southern 
California Conference. Arizona Mission, Nevada Mission, Pacific Chinese 
Mission. Pacific Japanese Mission. California German Conference, 
Hawaii Mission. 

Washington: Bisuop McDowell — Baltimore Conference, Central 
Pennsylvania Conference, Washington Conference, ^^'^lmiugton Confer- 
ence. 

Wichita: Bishop Waldorf — Kansas Conference. Southwest Kansas 
Conference. Northwest Kansas C<)nference. Gulf Conference. Oklahoma 
Conference. Southern German Conference, Southern Swedish Mission 
Conference. 

AFRICA 

Capctoicn: Bishop Johnson — Southeast Africa Mission Conference. 
Rhodesia Mission Conference, Congo Mission Conference, Angola Mission 
Conference. 

Monrovia: Bishop Clair — Liberia Conference. 

EASTERN ASIA 

Peking: BiSHOP Lewis — North China Conference, West China Con- 
ference. 

Shanghai: BiSHOP Bikney — Central China Conference, Kiangsi Con- 
ference. 

Foochoic: Bishop Keeney — Foochow Conference, Hinghua Confer- 
ence, Yenping Conference. 

Seoul {Japan-Korea) : Bishop Welch — Korea Conference. Japan 
Mission Council. 

SOUTHERN ASIA 

Bangalore: Bishop Smith — South India Conference, English-speaking 
Mission. 

Bombay: Bishop Robinson — Bombay Conference. Central Provinces 
Conference. 

Calcutta: Bishop Fisher — Bengal Conference, Burma Conference. 

Lucknoic: Bishop Wabne — North India Conference, Northwest In- 
dia Conference. 

southeastern ASIA 

Manila: Bishop Locke — Philippine Islands Conference. 
Singapore: Bishop Bickley — Malaysia Conference, Netherlands In- 
dies Mission Conference. 

EUROPE 

Copenhagen: Bishop Bast — Denmark Conference. Norway Confer- 
ence. Sweden Conference, P'inlaud Conference. 

Paris: Bishop Blake — France Mission Conference, Italy Conference, 
North Africa Mission Conference. Jugoslavia Mission, Bulgaria Mission 
Conference. Spain Mission. 

Zurich: Bishop Nn;LSEN — Switzerland Conference. South Germany 
Conference. North Germany Conference. Austria Mission Conference, 
Hungary Mission, Russia Mission, Baltic Mission. 

LATIN-AMERICA 

Buenos Aires. Argentine: Bishop Oldham— Eastern South America 
Conference. Chile Conference. Bolivia Mission Conference. 

Mej^co City. Mexico: Bishop Thirkleld— Mexico Conference. Pan- 
ama Mission, including Costa Rica ; North Andes Mission Conference, 
Ecuador Mission. 



GENERAL CONFERENCE DISTRICTS 
1920-1924 

Missions [in brackets] are inciuded in Districts as constituted. The 
figures following the names of Conferences and Districts indicate the 
number of delegates to which they were entitled respectively at the 
close of the General Conference of 1920. 

I. East Maine, 4 ; Eastern Swedish, 2 ; Maine, 4 ; New Hampshire, 
4; New England, 12; New England Southern, 6; Troy, 12; Vermont, 4. 
Total, 48. 

II. Denmark, 2 ; Finland, 2 ; Italy, 2 ; New Jersey, 10 ; New York, 
12 ; New York East, 14 ; Newark, 12 ; Norway, 2 ; Sweden, 6. Total, 62. 
(France Mission Conference, Russia Mission, Baltic Mission, Jugo-Slavic 
Mission Conference, Spain Mission. | 

III. Central New York, 10 ; Erie, 10 ; Genesee, 12 ; Northern New 
York, 8; Wyoming, 10. Total, 50. 

IV. Baltimore, 12; Central Pennsylvania, 12; Philadelphia, 14; Pitts- 
burgh, 12 ; West Virginia, 12 ; Wilmington, 8. Total, 70. [Porto 
Rico Mission Conference.] 

V. Kentucky, 4; North-East Ohio, 22; Ohio, 12; West Ohio, 20. 
Total, 58. 

VI. Alabama, 2 ; Blue Ridge-Atlantic, 2 ; Central Tennessee, 2 ; Dela- 
ware, 8; East Tennessee. 2; Georgia, 2; Gulf, 2; Holston, G; Liberia, 2; 
North Carolina, 4 ; Saint Johns River. 2 ; South Carolina. 8 ; Washing- 
ton, 8. Total, 50. [North Africa Mission Conference, Congo Mission 
Conference. Rhodesia Mission Conference, Southeast Africa Mission Con- 
ference, Angola Mission Conference.] 

VII. Atlanta. 4 ; Central Alabama. 4 ; Central Missouri, 2 ; Florida, 4 ; 
Lexington, G; Lincoln, 2; Little Rock, 4; Louisiana, 8; Mississippi, 6; 
Savannah. 2 ; Tennessee, 4 ; Texas, G ; Upper Mississippi, 6 ; West Texas, 
4. Total, 02. [South Florida Mission.] 

VIII. Kansas, IG ; Missouri, G; Northwest Kansas, 6; Oklahoma, 10; 
Saint Louis, 10; Southwest Kansas, ]0; Western Swedish, 2. Total, GO. 
[Southern Swedish Mission Conference.) 

IX. Des Moines. 12 ; Iowa, G ; Nebraska. 18 ; Northwest Iowa, 10 ; 
Northwest Nebraska, 2 ; Upper Iowa, 10. Total, 58. 

X. Central Illinois, 10 ; Central Swedish, 2 ; Illinois, IG ; Norwegian 
and Danish, 2 ; Rock River, IG ; Southern Illinois, 10. Total, 5G. 

XI. Detroit. IG ; Indiana, 14; Michigan, 14; North Indiana, 14; 
Northwest Indiana. 10. Total, G8. 

XII. Dakota. 8; Minnesota. 8; North Dakota, 6; Northern Minne- 
sota, 8 ; Northern Swedish, 2 ; West Wisconsin, 8 ; Wisconsin, 8. Total, 
48. 

XIII. California German, 2; Central German, 4; Chicago German, 
4 ; East German, 2 ; Ncnth Germany, 4 ; Northern German, 2 ; North- 
west German, 2; Pacific (Jermau, 2; Saint Louis German, 4; South 
Germany. 4 ; Southern German. 2 ; Switzerland, 2 ; West German, 4. 
Total, 'AH. [Austria Mission Conference, Bulgaria Mission Conference, 
Hungary Mission.] 

XIV. California, 12: Central China, 2; Chile, 2; Colorado, 10; East- 
ern South America, 2; Foochow. 4; Hinghua, 2; Kiangsi. 2; Korea, 4; 
Mexico. 2 ; New Mexico. 2 ; North China, 4 ; Southern California. 14 ; 
West China. 2; Wyoming State, 2; Yenping, 2. Total, G8. [Japan Mis- 
sion Council. Arizona, Hawaii, Pacific Chinese, Pacific Japanese, and 
Utah Missions; Pacific Swedish, Bolivia, North Andes Mission Confer- 
ences, and Panama Mission.] 

XV. Bengal. 2; Bombay. 2; Central Provinces, 2; Columbia River, 8; 
Idaho, 4; Malaysia, 2; Montana, 2; North India, 6; North Montana. 
2; Northwest India. 4; Oregon. 8; Philippine Islands. 2; Puget Sound, 
8; South India. 2; Western Norwegian-Danish. 2. Total, 5G. [Burma 
and Netherlands Indies Mission Conferences, English-spetfking Mission 
in India, and Alaska Mission.] 

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RULES OF ORDER 
OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE 

ORGANIZATION 

Rule 1. When a General Conference shall have been con- 
vened in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, 
after the Devotional Services, the call of the roll shall be made 
by the Secretary of the preceding General Conference in the 
following manner: 

(a) The names of the Bishops who have died during the 
quadrennium, and the name of every delegate-elect who may 
have died since election. 

(6) The names of the General Superintendents followed by 
the names of the Missionary Bisho])s. ' 

(c) Tile roll of members by Conferences. Whenever a Con- 
ference is called, the Chairman of the delegation shall report 
the name of any delegate that is absent. If no absentee is an- 
nounced, the secretary shall record all the delegates of that Con- 
ference as present. .And, if a quorum is present, the Conference 
shall proceed to organization by the election of a Secretary, by 
ballot if there be more than one nomination, otherwise by 
acclamation ; and by the election of such Assistant Secretaries, 
upon nomination of the Secretary, as it may deem necessary, 

TIME OF MEETING, RECESS, AND ADJOURNMENT 

EuLE. 2. After the opening session, the General Conference 
shall meet at 8:30 o'clock a. m., and adjourn at 12:30 p. m. ; 
but the General Conference, at its discretion, may alter the time 
of meeting and may adjourn and fix the time to which it shall 
adjourn. A recess of ten minutes shall be taken at 10:30 
o'clock unless otherwise ordered. 

THE PRESIDENT 

EuLE 3. The President shall take the chair precisely at 
the hour to which the General Conference stood adjourned, and 
cause the session to be opened by the reading of the Scriptures, 
singing, and prayer. On the appearance of a quorum he shall 
see that the business of the Conference proceeds regularly, ac- 
cording to the Eules of Order, and such other rules and regula- 
tions as may be adopted by the General Conference. 

Rule 4. The President shall decide all questions of order, 
subject to an appeal to the General Conference. In case of such 
api)eal the question shall be taken without debate, except that 
tlie President may state the grounds of his decision, and the 
a])pellant may state the grounds of his appeal. 
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Rule 5. The President shall appoint all Committees, un- 
less otherwise especially ordered by the Coni'ereiU'e. 

EuLE 6. On Assigning the floor to a member the President 
shall distinctly announce the name oi' the delegate and of the 
Annual Conference which he represents. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Rule 7. The regular order of business shall be : 
I. Devotional Services. 
11. Approval of the Journal. 

III. Report of the Committee on Privileges. 

IV. Call of Conferences in alphabetical order for the pres- 
entation, of resolutions for immediate passage. 

(1) When a proposition has been presented under the Call of 
Conferences, and before the person who introduced the propo- 
sition shall speak, the Question of Consideration may be raised 
by a member saying: 

"Mr. President, on iJiat I raise tJie Question of Consideration." 
The Question of Consideration shall then be put Avithout 
debate, and if there is a two-thirds vote against consideration, 
the proposition shall not be entertained; but if consideration be 
not denied, the person introducing the proposition may speak to 
it if it be seconded. 

(2) After the person introducing the proposition has spoken, a 
motion to refer, if made, shall be decided without debate; or a 
motion to defer consideration and print in The Daily Advocate, 
if sustained by one hundred and fifty members, sliall prevail 
without debate; in which case the proposition shall be given 
precedence under the next Call of Conferences; at which time 
also it shall be subject to the question of consideration or the mo- 
tion 'of reference the same as when originally introduced ; pro- 
vided, however, that a proposition which has been refused con- 
sideration shall not be j)rinted in The Daily Advocate or the Gen- 
eral Conference Journal. 

V. Calendar. 

The reports of the several Standing and Special Committees 
shall be called in the order in which they are filed with the 
Secretary of the General Conference, except as otherwise deter- 
mined by the General Conference. 

VI. Call of Miscellaneous Business. 

These calls shall be made in the order herein given, 
and shall be severally completed before the introduction 
of other business, except by a formal suspension of the Rules. 
They shall be repeated, in the same order, until dispensed with 
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EuLE 8. No member shall absent himself from the sessions 
of the General Conference without leave, unless he be unable to 
attend. 

Duties and Privileges of Members 

Rule 9. When a member is about to speak in debate, or 
to deliver any matter to the General (Jonferenee, he shall rise 
and respectfully address the President, but shall not proceed 
until recognized by him. The member must address the Chair 
from his place, but he shall address the General Conference from 
the speaker's platform. 

EuLE. 10. No member shall be interrupted when speaking, 
except by the President to call him to order when he departs 
from the question, or uses personalities or disrespectful lan- 
guage ; but any member may call the attention of the President 
to the subject'^when he deems a speaker out of order, and any 
member may explain when he thinks himself misrepresented. 

EuLE 11."^ When a member desires to speak to a question 
of privilege he shall brietly state the question; but it shall not 
be in order for him to ])roceed until tiic President shall have 
decided that it is a privileged question. Questions of privilege 
are limited to matters relating to the rights and welfare of the 
individual as a member or of the whole body; and must be of 
such an imperative character as to justify the interruption of 
the regular order. 

It shall be the imperative duty of the President to require 
the member who desires to speak to a question of privilege to 
state liis question of privilege. This having been done, the 
President shall decide whether it shall be allowed; and, if it 
be allowed, shall hold the member closely to the subject. See 
EuLE 42. 

EuLE 12. No person shall speak more than once on the 
same question until every member who chooses to speak shall 
have spoken ; nor shall any member speak more than twice on 
the same question, nor more than ten minutes at one time, 
without leave of the General Conference. 

Provided, however, that a committee making a report through 
its chairman, or one of its members selected by the committee or 
by its chairman, shall be entitled to ten minutes to close the de- 
bate, either to oppose the motion to lay the report on the 
table, or, this permission not having been used, to close the 
debate on the motion to adopt. The committee shall not 
be deprived of its right to close the debate even after 
the previous question has been ordered, and when a re- 
port consisting of two or more propositions has a seriatim 
consideration, the chairman or representative of the committee 
shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges on each propo- 
sition, thus decided separately, as he would have had if the 



Rules of Order 136 

report had been considered as a unit. A similar privilege is 
granted to the chairman in charge of a minority report. See 
Rule 52 and Eule 53. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Rule 13. Resolutions shall be written and presented in 
duplicate by the mover. A motion shall be reduced to writing 
il' tile Tresident, Secretary, or a member request it. If the Gen- 
eral Conference shall order a resolution to be referred to a com- 
mittee, then the mover shall furnish to the Secretary a third 
copy thereof for the use of the committee. 

Rule 11. Reading. All written motions, reports, and com- 
munications to the General Conference shall be passed to the 
Secretary, to be read by liim to the General Conference. 

Rule 15. When a motion is made and seconded, or a reso- 
lution introduced and seconded, or a report ])resented and read 
by the Secretary, or stated by the President, it shall be deemed 
in possession of the Conference. 

Rule 16. The following motions shall be taken without 
debate : 

(1) To adjourn. 

(2) To suspend the rules. 

(3) To lay on the table. 

(4) To take from the table. 

(5) To raise the question of consideration. 

(6) To call for the previous question. 

(7) To reconsider a nondebatable motion. 

(8) To refer, under Rule 7 (2). 

(9) To defer and print, under Rule 7 (2). 

Rule 17. No new motion or resolution shall be entertained 
until the one under consideration has been disposed of, which 
may be done by adoption or rejection ; but one or more of the 
following motions may be made, and they shall have precedence 
in the order in which they are given, namely: 

(1) To fix the time to which the General Conference 
shall adjourn (may be amended, substituted, or laid on the 
table). 

(2) To adjourn. 

(3) To take a recess. 

(4) To lay on the table. 

(5) To order the previous question (cannot be laid on the 
table). 

(6) To j)Ostpone to a given time. 

(7) To refer. 

(8) To substitute. 

(9) To amend. 

(10) To postpone indefinitely. 
Rule 18. Only one amendment to an amendment shall be 



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in order, but it shall be in order to move a substitute for the 
main question, and one amendment to the substitute, and if the 
substitute is accepted, it shall replace the original proposition. 

Rule 19. It shall be in order to move the previous question 
— that is, that the question be taken without further debate — 
on any measure pending, except in cases in which moral charac- 
ter is involved. If the call for the previous question be sus- 
tained by a vote of two-thirds of the members present and vot- 
ing, the main question shall be put ; nevertheless, under this 
rule, after the previous question has been ordered, it shall be 
in order to divide, or to move to refer or to recommit or to lay 
on the table. It shall not be in order for a member to move 
the previous question or to move to lay on the table or to otter 
any other motion that prevents debate except a motion to sus- 
pend the rules at the close of a speech in which he has dis- 
cussed the pending question. 

EuLE 20. When a vote is about to be taken any member 
shall have the right to call for the division of a question, if it be 
divisible into distinct propositions. 

EuLE 21. The motion to adjourn shall be taken without de- 
bate, and shall always be in order, except 

( 1 ) When a member has the floor. 

(2) When a question is actually put, or a vote is being 
taken, or until finally decided. 

(3) When a question is pending on sustaining the demand 
for the previous question. 

(4) When the previous question has been called and sus- 
tained, and action under it is pending. 

(5) When a motion to adjourn has been negatived, and no 
business or debate has intervened. 

(6) When a motion to fix the time to which the General 
Conference shall adjourn is pending. 

EuLE 22. Reconsideration. When any motion or resolution 
shall have been acted upon by the General Conference, it shall 
be in order for any member who voted with the prevailing side 
to move a reconsideration; provided, that a motion to reconsider 
a nondebatable motion shall be decided without debate. 

Rule 23. Changes of Disciplihe. All resolutions proposing 
changes of the Discipline shall state the language of the para- 
graph, the line to be altered, and the language to be substituted; 
and no such proposed change shall be considered until it has 
been in the possession of the General Conference for one day and 
shall have been printed in The Daily Christian Advocate; but 
while it is under consideration amendments which are germane 
shall be in order. 

Rule 24. When any member shall move the reference of 
any portion of the Journal of an Annual Conference to any com- 
mittee he must at the same time furnish a copy of the portion 



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he wishes to have referred, prepared as provided by Rule 32 
in the case of memorials. 

VOTING 

Rule 25, Every member who is within the bar at the time a 
question is put shall vote, unless, for special reasons, excused by 
the General Conference. A member who is not within the bar 
at the time when a question shall be put by the President shall 
not be allowed to vote except by leave of the General Conference, 
when such member has been necessarily absent. 

Rule 26. Voting shall be by the uplifted hand, but, on 
a division of the house, a count vote shall be taken, the mem- 
bers rising in their places and standTng until they shall have 
been counted. Votes may also be taken by ballot and by ayes 
and NOES 

Rule 27. Ayes and Noes. It shall be in order for any 
member to call for the ayes and noes on any question before 
the General Conference, and if the call be sustained by one hun- 
dred members present, the vote thereon shall be so taken. If 
the call be not sustained, members voting in the minority may 
have their votes recorded. 

Rule 28. Order of voting. In voting when there is a sub- 
stitute, and amendments have been proposed to tlie original reso- 
lution and an amendment to the substitute has l)een moved, the 
General Conference shall pursue the following order, namely: 
The main question shall first be perfected by voting on the 
amendments proposed thereto, and then the General Conference 
shall vote upon the amendment to the substitute, then upon 
the question of substitution, and finally upon the question of 
adoption. 

Rule 29. A call for a vote by orders shall be made and 
seconded by members of the same order, and shall require the 
vote of one-third of the members of that order present and 
voting. 

Rule 30. When voting by orders the separation shall be 
merely in regard to the taking, announcing, deciding, and 
recording the vote of each order on the question on which the 
separate vote is demanded. Any incidental question bearing 
upon such vote shall be decided by the General Conference act- 
ing as one body. In taking a vote by orders it shall be by a 
count vote, first of the order calling for the separate vote and 
then of the other order. 

MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS, AND PAPERS FOR UNANNOUNCED 
REFERENCE 

Rule 31. Memorials. Three copies of memorials, resolu- 
tions, and miscellaneous papers presented for reference to a 



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committee, and not Tor immediate eonsideration, shall be placed 
in the hands of the Secretary witliout annonncement. 

Rule 32. Members presenting such memorials, petitions, 
and other papers for ret'er.enee sliall prepare the ])apers by writ- 
ing plainly on the back of them, al'ter folding, the following 
items in the order herein given, namely: 

(1) Name of member presenting paper. 

(2) Conference to which he belongs. 

(3) Conference, member, or church from which the paper 
comes. 

(4) Subject to which it relates.- 

(5) First name on the petition. 

(6) Number of otlter ])etitioners. 

(7) Committee to which it is to be referred. 

Rule 33. Memorials, resolutions, and other papers thus pre- 
sented shall be delivered directly to the Secretary of the General 
Conference, in triplicate, and shall be sent by him to the Com- 
mittee on Reference (see Rule 40) and announced in the Jour- 
nal of the day; provided, that in case of memorials and docu- 
ments of unusual length, which are not intended for publica- 
tion, one complete original copy shall be required, and two copies 
of the indorsement thereon as required by this paragraph. 

Rule 34. Memorials, petitions, etc., for rel'erence to commit- 
tees may be mailed to the Secretary of the General Conference 
at any time witliin four months previous to the session of the 
General Conference, for early classification and reference to the 
several Standing Committees. 

Rule 35. There shall be sixteen Standing Committees as 
follows : 





COMMITTEES 


I. 


Episcopacy. 


11. 


Judiciary. 


III. 


Itinerancy. 


IV. 


Boundaries. 


V. 


Revision. 


VL 


Temporal Economy. 


VII. 


State of the Church. 


VIII. 


Book Concern. 


IX. 


Foreign Missions. 


X. 


Home Missions and Church Extension. 


XI. 


Education. 


XII. 


Education for Negroes. 


XIII. 


Sunday Schools. 


XIV. 


Epworth League. 


XV. 


Deaconess Work. 


XVI. 


Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals. 



Rule 36. For the Committee on Judiciary and the Commit- 



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tee on Revision the delegates of each General Conference Dis- 
trict shall nominate from their number one member, and the 
Bishops shall nominate four, making the total number nineteen. 
These Committees slfiiU meet at such times as they may elect, 
or as may be ordered by the General Conference. 

KuLE 37. For the Committee on Deaconess Work the dele- 
gates of each General Conference District shall nominate from 
their number one layman and one minister, and the Board of 
Bishops shall nominate nine, making a total of thirty-nine. The 
committee shall meet as it may elect. 

KuLE 38. The other Standing Committees shall be divided 
into three groups, designated as Group A, meeting at 3 p. m. on 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Group B, meeting at 3 p. m. 
on Tuesday, Tliursday and Saturday; and Group C, meeting 
only twice a week, as follows : 

Group A. — Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 
Episcopacy. 
Itinerancy. 
Boundaries. 
Temporal Economy. 
State of the Church. 

Group B. — Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. 
Book Concern. 
Foreign Missions. 
Home Missions. 
Education. 
Education for Negroes. 

Group C. — Monday and Wednesday. 

Epworth League. 
Tuesday and Thursday. 

Sunday Schools. 
Friday and Saturday. 

Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals. 

KuLE 39. Assignment to Standing Committees. As soon as 
practicable after the ekn'tion of delegates tlie Secretary of each 
Annual Conference shall call togetber tbe ministerial and lay 
delegates for organization. They sliall eU^'t one of their number 
as chairman, and shall assign one minister and one layman to 
membership in eacli standing committee, except the Committees 
on Judiciary, on Revision, and on Deaconess Work; j)rovided, 
that each Conference shall have at least one representative on 
each committee. The cliairman of the delegation shall imme- 
diately forward to the Secretary of the General Conference the 
names of the delegates from his Conference, arranged alpha- 
betically, indicating the order to which each belongs, and the 



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standing committees in Group A, Group B, or Group C to 
which each is assigned ; and from these returns the Secretary 
of the General Conference shall construct as far as possible the 
roll of standing committees in advance (5f the opening of the 
General Conference. 

EuLE 40. Reference of memorials, petitions, appeals, and 
other documents properly referable to committees of the Gen- 
eral Conference. 

§ 1. On the first day of the session there shall be appointed, 
on nomination of the Bishops, a committee of five to which shall 
be submitted the Secretary's record with the stenographic report 
of the proceedings. The said committee shall carefully examine 
the records and report to the General Conference in either of the 
following forms: 

( 1 ) "We have examined the Minutes and found them cor- 
rect" ; or, 

(2) "We have examined the Minutes and found them cor- 
rect except in the following particular or })articulars." 

Following the adoption of the report of the committee, and 
whenever necessary, the correction of the Journal, the question 
shall be submitted: 

"Shall the Journal be approved?" 

Any error subsequently discovered shall be repor^'.ed to the 
committee and upon its recommendation may be corrected by 
the General Conference. 

§ 2. There shall be a Committee of Reference composed of 
the Secretary of the General Conference and two ministerial 
and two lay delegates who shall be appointed by the Secretary 
of the General Conference, of which committee the Secretary 
of the General Conference shall be secretary. 

(1) TJte Committee of Reference, as soon as appointed, shall 
meet and organize by electing a chairman from its number. The 
General Conference Secretary may also appoint an Assistant 
Secretary to cooperate with him in keeping tlie records of this 
committee, which records shall be made a part of the Journal of 
the General Conference. To this committee shall be referred all 
petitions, memorials, appeals, and other documents, not other- 
wise provided for, presented to and requiring action of the Gen- 
eral Conference. 

(2) Ttie Committee of Reference shall as expeditiously as 
possible refer all petitions, memorials, appeals, and other docu- 
ments properly referable to the committees provided by tlie Rules 
of Order and to such other committees as are or may be pro- 
vided by the Rules of Order or especially created by the Confer- 
ence. Reference of all petitions, memorials, appeals, and other 
documents to the said several committees shall be made as in- 
dicated generally by the title of the committees, and hereafter 
particularly specified, 



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(3) The Commiltee of Reference shall number consecutively 
its references to the several committees and shall publish the 
number, title, and committee reference of all documents re- 
ferred during the preceding day in The Daily Christian Advo- 
cate. 

§ 3, The following special references shall be made: 

(1) To the Committee on Episcopacy, all memorials, peti- 
tions, and other documents relating to the General and Mis- 
sionary Superintendency. 

(2) To the Committee on Judiciary, all appeals coming to 
the General Conference under the provisions of the Discipline, 
rulings of the Bishops and other questions referred to it by the 
General Conference. 

(3) To the Committee on Itinerancy, all memorials, peti- 
tions, and other documents relating to the Pastorate, District 
Superintendency, Conference Claimants, and the Local Ministry, 
and also Annual Conference Journals. 

(4) To the Committee on Boundaries, all memorials, peti- 
tions, and other documents relating to the Boundaries of Confer- 
ences and General Conference Districts. 

(5) To the Committee on Revision shall be sent all com- 
mittee reports for the correction of verbal errors and infelicities 
only, except the reports of the Committees on Judiciary and 
Boundaries, as they finally pass tlie General Conference and be- 
fore their final printing in The Daily Cliristian Advocate. To 
the Committee on Revision the General Conference also may 
refer any resolution or_report for more careful and exact state- 
ment. 

(6) To the Committee on Temporal Economy, all memorials, 
petitions, and documents relating to the organization, business, 
and administration of the Quarterly, District, Annual, and Gen- 
eral Conferences, and also matters relating to Lay Conference, 
Katio of Representation, and all matters relating to church 
membership, property, finance, and other temporal matters, in- 
cluding statistical reports. 

(7) To the Committee on Slate of the Church, all memorials, 
petitions, and other documents relating to social service, labor. 
Sabbath observance, divorce, amusements, and the social and 
spiritual Avelfare of the churcli not clearly belonging to other 
committees. 

(8) To the Committee on Bool- Concern, all memorials, peti- 
tions, and other documents relating to the Book Concern, the 
Book Committee, publications, and publishing interests. 

(9) To the Committee on Foreign Missions, all memorials, 
petitions, and other documents relating to the Board of Foreign 
Missions, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and all otlier 
matters relating to Foreign Missionary work. 

(10) To the Committee on Home Missions and Church Ex- 



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tension, all memorials, petitions, and other documents relating 
to the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, AVomau's 
Home Missionary Society, City Evangelization, the Rural 
Church, and all other matters relating to Home Missionary work. 

(11) To the Committee on Education, all memorials, peti- 
tions, and other documents relating to our Board of Education, 
our higher institutions of learning. Courses of Study, and all 
other questions affecting the educational interests of the church. 

(12) To the Committee on Education for Negroes, all me- 
morials, petitions, and other documents relating to the Board of 
Education for Negroes and all other matters affecting the edu- 
cational interests of the colored people. 

(13) To the Committee on Sunday Schools, all memorials, 
petitions, and other documents relating to the Board of Sunday 
Schools, Methodist Brotherhood, Sunday School literature, and 
all other matters affecting our Sunday school work. 

(14) To the Committee on EpwortJi League, all memorials, 
petitions, and other documents relating to our Young People's 
work, the literature of the Epworth League, and other matters 
affecting the interest of the League. 

(15) To the Committee on Deaconess Work, all memorials, 
petitions, and other documents relating to the General Deaconess 
Board and the Deaconess work. 

(16) To the Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, and 
Public Morals, all memorials, petitions, and other documents re- 
lating to Temperance, Prohibition, Habit-Forming Drugs, the 
Social Evil, and other questions on the attitude of the church 
toward public morals. 

§ 4. The Committee of Reference shall also refer all me- 
morials, petitions, and other documents not specifically assigned 
by this rule to such committees as in its discretion the same shall 
seem to belong, having due regard to the subject-matter thereof. 

§ 5. The Committee of Reference shall have power to with- 
draw a reference, either upon request or upon its own motion, 
and to refer the same to another committee; the said committee 
shall also have power to withhold from reference and publication 
any document which it shall deem personal, or which is not 
properly referable to any existing committee, or it may recom- 
mend to the General Conference the appointment of a special 
committee to consider such document. The General Conference 
may, on motion, require any document withheld from reference 
to be properly referred. 

Rule 41. The General Conference shall elect the following 
special committees to consist of one member from each General 
Conference District, to be nominated by the Bishops at the 
morning session of the third day: 

American Bible Society. 

Federation. 



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Also special committees on Credentials and on Fraternal Dele- 
gates, to be nominated by the Bishops at the opening session; and 
such other committees as the General Conference from time to 
time shall determine. 

EuLE 42. On the first day of the session there shall be ap- 
pointed, on nomination of the Bishops, a committee of nine on 
Questions of Privilege. To this committee any member of the 
body shall submit what he considers a question of privilege rela- 
tive to the business of the General Conference. Said committee 
shall determine whether the matter so submitted is or is not a 
question of privilege. All matters approved by the committee as 
matters of privilege sliall be reported to the presiding officer and 
acted upon each day immediately after the approval of the 
Journal. The appointment of such a committee, however, shall 
not be construed as abridging in any measure the right of any 
mepaber to bring forward at any time, from his place on the floor, 
such matters of urgency as involve the rights or welfare of the 
individual meml)er or of the house. See Rule 11. 

EuLE 43. A business quorum of a Standing Committee shall 
be thirty-five, excej)t that for the Committees on Judiciary, on 
Revision, and on Deaconess Work a majority of all the members 
of the committee shall constitute a quorum. 

EuLE 44. Committees shall not originate business, but shall 
consider all subjects referred to them by the General Conference. 

EuLE 45. A Committee shall not consider a matter which the 
General Conference has refused to refer to it. 

EuLE 46. When a matter has been received by the General 
Conference, and referred to a committee, and a report thereon 
has been made, it shall not be in order for another committee 
to consider the same subject, or for the General Conference to 
entertain a report from another committee on the same subject; 
but should a committee ascertain that a sul)ject which has been 
referred to it has been referred also to another committee, it 
shall report the fact to the Committee on Eeference, which shall 
assign the paper to the proper committee unless it be in doubt, 
in which case it shall report the matter to the General Confer- 
ence for its decision. 

EuLE 47. Whenever in any committee any change in the Dis- 
cipline is adopted which will affec-t the work of any of the Boards 
of the Church, whose work is under consideration by one of the 
Standing Committees, a Committee of Conference, which shall 
be composed of three members from each Standing Committee 
involved, shall be appointed by the chairman of each committee; 
which Committee of Conference shall consider said proposed 
legislation and rej)ort back to their respective committees before 
any report on the proposed legislation is made to the General 
Conference. 

EuLE 48. There shall not be reported as coming from a com- 



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mittee any matter which has not been considered and acted upon 
by the committee duly assembled. 

Rule 49. Committee reports which propose changes of the 
Discipline shall recite not only the j)aragra])li and line to be 
amended, but also the paragraph as amended. 



Rule 50. Reports of Standing Committees signed by the 
chairman and secretary, and minority reports signed by at least 
ten members, shall be considered to be in possession of the Con- 
ference when they shall have been printed in The Daily Christian 
Advocate. But in a minority report from the Committee on 
Judiciary one signature shall be sufficient. Such reports shall 
be presented to the Conference upon paper bearing at the top 
the number of the report, the name of the committee, the total 
membership of the committee, the number present at the time 
the report was adopted, the number voting for the report, and 
the number voting against the report. 

Rule 51. When the chairman of a committee is not in har- 
mony with a report ordered by the committee, it shall be his duty 
to state the fact to the committee, and the committee shall elect 
one of its members to represent it in the presentation and dis- 
cussion of the rej)ort in the General Conference ; but, if in such 
a case the committee fail to select such a representative, the 
chairman shall designate a member to represent the action of 
the committee, and said representative shall have all the rights 
and privileges of the chairman in relation to such report. 

Rule 52. The person designated to present the minority 
report shall have all the })rivileges in reference to the minority 
report that are given in Rule VZ to the chairman presenting a 
majority report; except that the chairman presenting the ma- 
jority report shall have the right of closing the debate on the 
question of suhstituting the minority report for the majority 
report. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Rule 53. Demonstrations of approval or disapproval during 
the progress of debate shall be deemed a breach of order. 

Rule 54. No persons, except members, ushers, and pages 
shall stand in the open spaces in the room. 

Rule 55. The ushers shall keep the aisles clear for their 
proper use, and none but delegates shall be admitted within the 
inclosure reserved for the delegates. 

Rule 56. In all matters not specified herein the proceedings 
of the General Conference shall be governed by Common Par- 
liamentary Law. 

Rule 57. These rules may he suspended at any time by a 
vote of two thirds of the members present and voting. 



THE ADDRESS OF THE BISHOPS 

Presented to the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church at Des Moines, Iowa, May 2, 1920. 

To the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, assembled, with one accord, in one place, from many 
lands, we present salutations in the Name that is above every 
name: "Grace to you and peace, from him who is and who was 
and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits that are be- 
fore his throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful 
witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of 
the earth." 

This Conference represents a world-church, its delegates 
coming together from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. 
The bishops from every land desire to present to such a body 
an ecumenical message. 

Even as we begin we are sadly conscious of the breaks in our 
thin line. We speak the names of 

WILLIAM PERRY EVELAND 

FBANKLIN ELMER ELLSWORTH HAMILTON 

JAMES WHITFORD BASHFORD 

ALEXANDER PRIESTLEY CAMPHOR 

MATTHEW SIMPSON HUGHES 

with sorrow and pride that cannot be uttered. As was said of 
Lord Kitchener, so we may say of each of them : 

"Let the music of his death 
Be the feet of marching men. 
Let his heart a thousandfold 
Take the field again." 

For these and others of our honored dead, suitable memorial 
services will be held. The church will long l»old in grateful 
memory the names of James Monroe Buckley, Levi Gilbert, Wil- 
bur Fletcher Sheridan, and Freeman Daily Bovard, and many 
others who have nobly served the church through many years. 
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The bishops present in writing detailed reports both of their 
general and individual administration. To those reports pub- 
lished in the Handbook we refer you without repeating or sum- 
marizing them here. But we here record and imperfectly ex- 
press the gratitude of the entire Board of Bishops for the mani- 
fold and multiplied kindnesses of the church, the knowledge of 
your prayers, the unmistakable evidences of your affection dur- 
ing the most significant and imj)ortant quadrenuium we have 
known. We gratefully thank God upon every remembrance of 
you as we thank liim for his mercies and his mercy which have 
not failed us in any hour. 

It will be our pleasure and privilege to give to the General 
Conference, or to any of its committees, any information in our 
possession, either individual or collective, which may be asked 
of us. And we shall ask the liberty of suggesting in special com- 
munications, from time to time, those subjects upon which, in 
our judgment, additional legislation is needed. 

Into the details of our church's activities during the quadren- 
nium we do not here enter. In our opinion we should not make 
this address a fragmentary and imperfect summary of those 
reports which will properly be presented to you by boards, com- 
mittees, commissions, and institutions. Our earlier opportunity 
to speak should not be used by us to anticipate and take the 
fresh bloom off those statements which, whether presented 
orally or in print, will stir our hearts to gratitude and move 
our lips to praise. No other General Conference in our history 
has had presented to it such reports as will come to this. Those 
documents are not made up of dull figures or formal records 
of common transactions. They are alive. They are living chap- 
ters in the new Acts of the Apostles, which triumphantly record 
the recent ways of God with us, and recite the things Jesus 
Christ has done and taught, not as a beginning, but as a con- 
tinuance of his power and presence in the church. 

It is our duty to travel through the connection at large and 
to oversee the spiritual and temporal business of the church. 
Having done this faithfully, we venture to say that the follow- 
ing achievements would have made a quadrenniuni immortal : 
Our part in the world war, including our plans for reconstruc- 
tion; the work of our chaplains in Army and Navy; the 
services of our Woman's Home Missionary Society in its work 



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in the camps and elsewhere; the royal campaign for our retired 
ministers; the Educational Jubilee; the Woman's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society Jubilee; the steadiness and stability of our 
Book Concern through troubled days and trying conditions; the 
forward movements of the Epworth League and Board of Sun- 
day Schools; the development of our hospitals, orphanages and 
homes for the aged; the triumph for Prohibition in the United 
States, and the victory of the Centenary. 

We cannot adequately characterize the Centenary Movement. 
Nothing else equal to it was ever planned or achieved by any 
denomination. In magnitude, scope, wisdom, spirit, and suc- 
cess it was a supreme achievement. Your bishops unite with 
,you in devout thanksgiving to God for the glorious triumph of 
the movement and in sincere appreciation of all who so ably and 
devotedly led it. 

Four years ago when we met the world war was on and the 
United States had not entered it. We shudder to remember 
"those drugged and doubting years," before 

"His mercy opened us a path 
To live with ourselves again," 

before we "firmly made our choice for Freedom's brotherhood." 
To-day, with the full sense of what it cost us in treasure and 
precious life — we who are of the United States reverently re- 
peat the words : 

"Then praise the Lord most high, 

Whose strength has saved us whole, 
Who bade us choose that flesh should die 
And not the living soul." 

We did not like war. We hated it, though we distinguish 
between a war of aggression and a war of defense. We do not 
like war now. We hate it. But we love liberty, honor, and 
humanity more than we love a false and safe peace. So we lacked 
nothing of devotion and loyalty in humanity's fierce battle 
against the enemies o£ civilization. So we gave our sons and 
daughters for the service, our money to the treasury, our sup- 
port to the government, our sympathy and help to our Allies, 
and day and night our prayers to God that victory might come. 
Full report of our war activities will be made elsewhere. We 
look back now, only that we may look forward to new occasions 



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and new duties, to the sober attempt to lift a war-broken world 
into new life and enduring peace. 

May we now relate this Conference to another? 

On Thursday, June 2, 1748, a handful of men met in the 
chapel house in Tower Street, London. Their names were Wil- 
liam Felton, Charles Manning, Thomas Maxfield, John Jones, 
Thomas Me^Tick, John Trembath, Edward Perronet, Jonathan 
Reever, Eichard Batement, John Green, William Tucker, Charles 
Wesley, and John Wesley, one more than the apostolic twelve. 
The church gathered there was young, if indeed, it could yet 
be called a church. It had neither numbers, wealth, nor position. 
It was a movement, a motive, an experience and a rapture 
even more than it was an organization. Its theology was simple, 
largely inherited, and chiefly concerned with emphasis upon 
personal religion and social service, upon the practical rather 
than the speculative phases of religion. Its policy was untried 
and mostly unformed, its place in the world unmade and as yet 
uncertain. 

The men present were like new disciples sitting with their 
Master, waiting to become apostles, learning his will that they 
might go out to do it. It makes Methodist blood run fast 
even after the years to see them sitting there in actual weak- 
ness and possible strength, asking the question that we would 
make the keynote of our message to you, the theme and burden 
of this Conference. What member of that early group framed 
the question, we do not know. It may have been John Wesley 
himself, but across one hundred and seventy-two years the 
words leap like light and shine in our eyes to-day: "What is 
our chief business at the present Conference ?" 

All the words are vital, "if you cut them they will bleed." 
They go past all small, minor, secondary, or conventional issues 
and bring us as they brought our fathers face to face with living 
duty, supreme issues, essential questions of life or death for 
our church in this day. We face our world as they faced theirs, 
measure our tasks as they measured theirs, sit with our Master 
as they sat with theirs— the same Master yesterday with them, 
to-day with us, and forever with the church, the living Master 
of a living church. 

We do not recite again our providential history; we take it 
for granted. We do not again analyze and defend our policy; 



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we assume it as existing and useful. We do not restate and 
laud our doctrines; we assume them and believe them, rejoicing 
in their emphasis upon personal religion, religious experience, 
and religious activity. We are not careful to prove that we are 
a church, or to justify our standing as a true church of Christ. 
Much less are we trying naw to create a church. We assume that 
by the Spirit and blessing of God, by the unfailing presence of 
Christ, we are a church. 

Taking these facts for granted, we raise to-day that historic 
question : "What is our chief business at the present Confer- 
ence ?" 

Given a church like ours, with our history, our polity, our 
doctrines; our numbers, our distribution in the world; our 
multiplied races, our relations with all classes; our edu- 
cation, our lack of education; our wealth, our poverty; our 
age as a church, our youth as a church; our unity, our 
general connectionalism, our local power and freedom; our 
episcopal supervision, strong, democratic, and free from prel- 
acy; our itinerancy, settled but flexible; our efficient boards 
and institutions; our spirit, our relation to other churches of 
Christ; our relation to all the governments under which we 
loyally live; our sense of God's mercy, our imperfect lives, our 
partial conformity to Christ's ideals; our fellowship with Christ, 
our theory of his relation to all men, our consciousness of the 
Holy Spirit; our reliance upon God's Word, our vision of the 
Kingdom, our intense longing for its swift and universal com- 
ing — given a church like this, "What is our chief business at the 
present Conference ?" 

Given a world like the world of to-day, war-torn, debt-ridden, 
in social ferment, economic revolution, governmental storm; 
a world whose races have all been thrown together in new ways, 
whose religions have been mixed up as never before, Avhose 
classes are in fierce strife with one another, whose old order 
changes; a world coveting wealth and hating poverty, a world 
with new international intimacies, ambitions, and hatreds, with 
its youth destroyed by war and disease, with millions of young 
men's graves in which lie buried those who would have been 
the men of tomorrow, a world trying to get peace by the use of 
the forces that made war, longing for a new earth of prosperity 
and comfort more than it longs for the new birth of righteous- 



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ness and truth — given a world like this, "What is our chief 
business at the present Conference?" 

Given a time like this, we ask the same question. Xo single 
word will characterize any age, least af all this one. In Wil- 
liam James's words, the age is "one big, blooming, buzzing con- 
fusion." It is an age of faith and an age of doubt; it is a 
military, fighting age, a non-military, pacifist age; it relies upon 
law and rebels against law; it establishes governments and 
overturns them in a day; it is a labor age and a capitalist age; 
a nationalist and an internationalist age; an age asserting race 
consciousness and longing for brotherhood. It is socialistic, ma- 
terialistic, and spiritual; reckless of life, careful of life; an age 
of progress, an age of reaction; without sense of proportion, 
without sense of emphasis; confused, struggling, and well-nigh 
desperate everywlicre in the world. Xo nation, no race is free 
from intellectual, social, political, and religious ferment. Mis- 
sionaries tell us of the breaking up of long-established conditions 
in non-Christian lands, and in non-Protestant countries. Thev 
cry to Christ's church to come now, urging that now one day is 
as a thousand years in its possibilities. 

But the breaking up of old conditions in all other realms 
has not left the Christian Church, has not left our church un- 
disturbed, unchanged, or "tranquil in the midst of raging bil- 
lows." We also are out on the open sea in the world's storm, 
with the fate of humanity depending upon our keeping an even 
keel and a trustworthy compass as we steer a straight course 
ovy the ocean lying just ahead. Never before did a General 
Conference meet in a time like this. We cannot go back to the 
less troubled, more simple, placid days of that long-gone June 
in 1748. We would not if we could. But as men of faith in 
Christ, eager to serve and save our generation, with steady 
courage, good conscience, obedient minds and loyal hearts, we 
lift aloft that old question as we face this age: "What is our 
chief business at this Conference?" This question should ask 
itself in every standing committee and every special com- 
mittee; it should rise up before us here as we pray, as we de- 
bate, as we vote; it should accompany us in our down-sittings 
for conversations and our uprisings for action. It ought to burn 
up any small, provincial, selfish or partisan plans. It ought to 
lift us out of all narrowness and pettiness up into the heaven 



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of clear vision for world endeavor. If we make wise answer, 
God will say well done. If we fail to make wise answer, the 
Kingdom of Christ will for long years pay the bitter price of our 
failure. 

We shall name several subjects upon which answer ought 
to be made. We desire to present more fully, by way of illustra- 
tion, a few that seem to us as urgent as any, not necessarily 
more urgent than some others. 

There comes a day when the supreme legislative body of a 
church must give itself to higher tasks than formal legislation, 
or the making of the letter of laws; when it must attend to 
ideals even more than to enactments. This seems to us such a 
day. At the opening of our session we are chiefly conscious of 
the living, interested, wondering Christ. His concerns are 
supreme, his plans imperative, his anxiety for the world heart- 
breaking. How far can he rely upon us? What can he expect 
from us this month ? What can God now do with a church like 
ours? If this General Conference adds not a line to our exist- 
ing laws, makes no changes at all in our Book of Discipline, 
but at the same time does make a challenging program and an 
inspiring declaration on living issues, does thrill our member- 
ship with motive, vision, and purpose, it will pass into history 
as one of the supreme councils of the church of Christ held in 
any century. Some one has defined genius "as the art of liv- 
ing with the major issues of life.'' On this basis Jesus was the 
world's supreme genius. Our business here, if the genius of 
Methodism is in harmony with the genius of our Master, is 
with major issues, the things at the heart of the world's need 
and in the center of God's will. 

THE CHURCH 

First: What is our chief business at this Conference on be- 
half of the church itself? We sustain our relation to the church 
universal through our particular church. 

The church as a whole and in its parts has been and is under 
heavy fire. It has been charged with failure to prevent the 
war. It is charged with impotence in the current unrest and 
disorder. It is declared to be out of vital touch with modern 
industry, modern thought, and dominant modern life. It is 
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to interpret Christ to personal and social life with power and 
fullness, with failure to make the world's ideals or to supply 
the world's motives. 

Other bodies have been and are. in the public eye. Some of 
them are recognized creatures and subsidiary bodies of the 
churrh. Some are made by union, more or less formal, of 
churches or parts of churches. There is a wholesome desire for 
cooperation but a reaction against ecclesiasticism. Both in 
Protestantism and Romanism and outside of both there is a 
vague, widespread idea of a Christianity without a church. 

This is not wholly new and strange. The church is always 
subject to certain real dangers and weaknesses. It is liable 
to confuse means and ends, and reverse the true positions of 
institutions and men. It is always in danger of becoming pro- 
vincial in thought and outlook, reactionary in attitude, chiefly 
cautious, prudent and safe. As a conserving body, it tends to 
excessive conservatism, as a progressive body to excessive radi- 
calism, both bad for the church if carried to excess. Knowing 
its importance, it is ever tempted to save itself, and to forget 
that its Master saved others, not himself. It is ever in danger of 
being controlled by its own machinery, of losing its message 
and its motives in its programs and methods; of creating man- 
agers more than it creates prophets and apostles ; of unwise de- 
pendence upon unspiritual methods of producing and main- 
taining spiritual life and power; of losing keen consciousness 
of the heart of Christ and thus failing to touch the world's 
heart. The church is prone all the time to run down like a 
watch, to exhaust its power in the use of its power and to lose 
its contact with the only source of power. Formalism follows 
even spiritual successes. Loss of earnestness and spiritual energy 
often lies close to marked prosperity. The motive of the church 
gets mixed and small, and ceases to lift. Then the life that has 
grown thin, formal, and inefficient becomes critical of the church 
itself, or factional, legalistic, ceremonial, and mechanical. It 
is likely to look backward, to repeat shibboleths and watchwords 
out of which the life has gone. Many times in history men have 
sought either to make a new church or a new body to take the 
place of the church, or to get along entirely without a church. 

Now we are here, by God's mercy, as Christian men and women, 
who were brought to Christ because there has been a church 



The Address of the Bishops 153 

of Christ. We are from many places, many nations, representing 
many races. We have been at our special tasks, in our special 
activities, on our special fields. But to-day as we sit here we 
do not represent agencies or boards, sections, countries, or 
provinces either of locality, thought, or effort. To-day we are 
neither partisan, nor provincial, nor even narrowly denomina- 
tional. To-day we represent the church, the whole church and 
nothing but the church. Our Annual Conferences sent us, never- 
theless our supreme allegiance is not to tliem but to Christ's 
whole churcli, the body in which he lives, through which he 
works and speaks in the world, 

"For her our tears shall fall, 
For her our prayers ascend, 
To her our tolls and cares be given 
Till toils and cares shall end." 

Here, then, for ourselves and our whole membership in all 
places, we renew our vows of loyalty to Christ and the Bride 
of Christ. God help us, we will not weaken the church either 
by unholy criticism, or strife or division. God help us, we will 
in these days strengthen her, increase her power, and enrich 
her life for a new and perfected service in the world. We will 
set the church, if we can, on a higher level for the new genera- 
tion. 

Concretely: Let us reaffirm that the church must be truly 
democratic in itself, in its parts, in its relations, and in its 
operations. Autocracy does not belong to Christ's democratic 
kingdom as pictured in the New Testament. One is our Master 
and all we are brethren. Oligarchy does not belong to it. The 
sovereignty of a few, usually a self-chosen few, is little better 
than the rule of one. AVe do not need to encourage the tendency 
toward monarchy or bureaucracy or personal authority. Let us, 
therefore, not set up or tolerate any autocracy within the 
church, whether it be autocracy of bishop, autocracy of board, 
or of any group whatever. Let us grant large powers from this 
body to the servants and agencies of the church which are 
created and recognized by this body, and compel strict account- 
ability to this body and to no other, under our abiding law. 
Here in a real and representative sense our whole church sits. 
This body would speedily ruin the church if it surrendered even 
for a period to any creature of the body, any subsidiary part of 



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tlie church, that strict amenability which, in the nature of our 
church, as a wliole, can lodge only here. And let us work with 
one heart togetlier, not looking for perfection or infallibility 
in individual or board, nor even in the fluent critics of both. 

And the General Conference meets often enough to exercise 
its full authority without the restlessness and impatience which 
would be created by more frequent meetings. It defines the 
powers of bishops, boards, Conferences, societies, and com- 
missions. It passes the laws that govern them all and puts vital 
enterprises into their hands for execution. It gives them large 
freedom of initiative and. decision under the law, as it ought. 
It bids them all not to fail in their supreme endeavor. Their 
laws arc the charters of their endeavor and freedom. And all 
in their proper measure are amenable to the General Conference, 
which is our supreme legislative and administrative body, the 
only body having the power, under the law, to speak for or 
to commit our church, as a whole, to any action or policy. 

Let us also do our best to keep our church at its center. 
Phillips Brooks once advised young ministers thus: "Attach 
yourselves to the center of your ministry and not to some point 
on its circumference." Many centrifugal forces are at work 
pulling church and ministry away from their center to some 
point on the circumference. An eminent statesman said the 
other day: "The only institution that stands between society 
and chaos is the Christian Church." We go farther than that. 
The church is not simply the chief agency for the prevention 
of disorder. It is the one hope for the new earth wherein dwelleth 
righteousness. We pray for the coming of the Kingdom; we ex- 
alt the Kingdom in our thought and speech, and we do well. 
But a weakened, deteriorated, discredited church, a body off its 
center, cannot bring Christ's kingdom to the world, cannot bring 
to men the call to the new personal life, or to society the new 
life of righteousness; cannot anywhere make prophetic or 
evangelistic proclamation of the will and word of God. It 
cannot offer a true ministry if it is not working from the true 
center of its own life. 

And this body must in a constructive way give heed to the 
making of the industry. A church cannot live without an ade- 
quate ministry. We have been careless about our ministry. Our 
methods for recruiting it have been sporadic and unscientific. 



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And this cannot be remedied without a plan. Those boards and 
institutions that directly touch youth in the years when it 
is making its life decisions ought to have co-ordinated, sys- 
tematized plans, not for an occasional campaign of recruiting 
and training, but for a continuous, unwearying regard for gather- 
ing men and women for the ministry and other forms of special 
Christian endeavor. We have to-day an utterly insufficient sup- 
ply of men offering themselves for the high business of preach- 
ing Christ's gospel. The Board of Foreign Missions alone could 
absorb annually the entire list of graduates from our theological 
seminaries. We must at this Conference set new forces in mo- 
tion to secure more men for the ministry of Christ. We must 
break down the parental opposition, especially of the well-to-do, 
that stands across the path of the young men whom Christ wants 
and calls. Our means for training the ministry have been in- 
sufficient. We must make our theological schools increasingly 
strong and attractive, equal in all best ways to any in the world, 
for the training of men called to our ministry. These schools 
exist for the whole church. They have their claim not upon one 
locality but upon all localities. And no other institution than 
one in spiritual and intellectual sympathy with a given church 
can properly train a ministry for that church. 

Above all, we must protect the pastorate against the inroads, 
the assaults which have so tended to destroy it. Other forms 
of our ministry must not be made more alluring than this. 
Bodies that serve the church frequently offer better salaries 
and more attractive conditions than the forms of pastoral serv- 
ice, and draw away men by the dozen whom the church cannot 
spare from her pulpits. To-day, by official action, we must set the 
preacher in his true place in the church, and protect him even 
against ourselves in that place of importance and service. 

We must also in our practice hold the church in its essential 
terms of membership, in the features of its program in the 
world, in its standards of belief and conduct, level with the 
terms, features, and standards of the Kingdom of Christ, just 
as Mr. Wesley tried to do with the terms of membership in the 
earlier societies. The Kingdom of Christ's day ran straight 
into the life of his day. The church of our day has partly be- 
come detached and ino})crative. Whole sections of real life 
ignore it, do not feel its power, pass it by sometimes with scorn 



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and hostility. We must make the church efficient, positive, 
"competent, constructive and achieving," or Jesus Christ must 
create some other body to do his work. What we forbid is 
important, but not half so important as what we provide. Many 
of the amusements and much of the social life of the world de- 
serve condemnation, but if we only denounce and prohibit, 
we stop far short of duty and wisdom. The body that only 
says : "Send them away," will see no new sign of Christ's mul- 
tiplying power. The disciples that hear again his words : "They 
need not depart," "give ye them to eat," will see again the 
miracle of multiplication and blessing. 

We must gird ourselves anew to go forward with the forward- 
going God. We must not be reactionary, or obscurantist, chiefly 
cautious and safe. It is "our perdition to be safe when for 
the truth we ought to die." The church must have courage, 
faith, the spirit of adventure and supreme leadership in the 
realms of life; readiness to go anywhere with the Holy Spirit, 
wisdom to go nowhere without the Holy Spirit. It is easy to 
appreciate historic movements and the past activities of God, 
but the church of Christ must be sensitive and responsive to 
God's next great movements, must keep step with a living 
God. We may grope blindly around among backward-going 
paths; we may carefully preserve old wine skins, patched and 
torn, tokens of past use; we may stay in the harbor, fearing 
those new troubled, uncharted seas that lie before us; we may 
sit down and bewail the life-and-death struggle between the 
contending moral, economic, religious and intellectual forces; 
we may mourn over the shell shock and gas poisoning from 
which the world suffers; we may rebel against the forces that 
disturb our orderly manners, that do not fit into our complacent 
plans. All this we may do. Or we may, with living courage, 
lead the world joyfully over the new ways of the world; we may 
reaffirm in the terms of to-day's life the fundamental, eternal 
message of God's life; we may set our message above our 
methods, our motives above our mechanism; we may speak 
again like prophets or apostles the truth of God; may reveal 
his plans, make known his will, impart his life and be his 
perfect witness and servant. The church, our church, may now 
catch step with the living, adventuring Christ, may give him 
a new voice for his message, new hands for his tasks, a new 



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agency for converting the world, a new spirit of truth and love 
in the world. 

There is no other body than the church to speak the w'ord of eter- 
nal life. This is the one hope of getting Christianity proclaimed, 
interpreted, understood, accepted, embodied, enthroned on earth. 
No secular body can do it, no minor body can do it, no other body 
can do it. 

We are at a crisis in the ages. In this crisis we ask the old 
question : "What is our chief business at this Conference toward 
the church of Christ?" What is our chief business toward 
our own church of Christ ? If we answer aright, all will be well. 
If we fail here, it will not matter much what else we do. 

THE CHURCH AND YOUTH 

Second: What is our chief business at this Conference con- 
cerning the young life of the world ? 

Our creed on this subject is worth fighting for and even dying 
for: "We hold that all children" — not ours only, but also the 
children of the whole world — "by virtue of the unconditional 
benefits of the atonement are members of the Kingdom of 
God . . . and under the special care and supervision of the 
church." That is our creed; our laws are like it, our practice 
far from it. Matthew Simpson used these bitter words : "The 
church by its neglect of childhood loses more people to the 
Kingdom of God than all our revivals are able to bring back." 

The Protestant Church as a whole has never been wise or 
adequate in its care or thought of youth. It has made adult 
creeds, adult orders of worship, adult church life, even adult 
buildings; or middle-aged churches, with middle-aged standards, 
practices, and usages. The church has been sentimental and un- 
practical concerning childhood, impatient and inefficient con- 
cerning youth. It has left its work for young people to persons 
who make that work a specialty, and has regarded such work 
as a thing apart from or subordinate to or even somewhat be- 
neath the larger life of the church. And the loss is beyond 
computation. A wise American humorist recently said : "Bring- 
ing up the next generation is the biggest job this generation 
has." The conservation of youth in all lands is the largest 
piece of conservation we have on our hands. The proper care 
of our baptized children means more than the perfect con- 



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servation of our largest subscrii)tions. The church that is wise 
toward youth will shine as the stars. 

One (lay in Jesus's time, five thousand men were gathered 
by a lakeside, and in commotion were running to and fro, ask- 
ing, "What sliall we do?" In the confusion one man with a 
sure insight discovered one important fact: "There is a lad 
here." In the complexity of our church life, this safe fact out- 
ranks every other in significance — "there is a lad here," in the 
church, in the Sunday school, in the city, in the world. 
He is a resource in himself, he has resources in his hands. 

General Conferences have not been very conscious of the 
world's youth nor meant much to it. The young life even of 
our church is not much concerned with our being here to-day. 
Young people will not scan newspapers or crowd round bul- 
letin boards to see what we do here. But if this body shall 
send a thrill through the youth of the world it will give the 
church a real hold on the future. 

Forty per cent of our population is under twenty-one years 
of age. Twelve to fifteen millions of them were killed the other 
day. Other millions suffered shell shock, starvation, devastated 
lungs, orphanage, and wasting disease. These would have 
been workers, writers, artists, preachers, teachers, physicians, 
merchants, saints to-morrow. They were not plastic like wax, 
they were growing like souls and bodies. They were "the 
hope of the world." Other millions remain. Those others are 
the hope of the world. Our problem to-day is the problem of 
fashioning that new generation of human life, making it in its 
thoughts, its ideals, its spirit, its character, its attitudes to life, 
its relation to Jesus Christ, its place in the world. It is not 
wax that waits. It is human and it grows. It daily takes shape 
and color. It is not patient with the slow coming of slow forces. 
It is being rapidly made, and the world of to-morrow is being 
made with it. 

These young people run into this body in more than one way. 
The badge of youth admits them at every door. They will crowd 
in where you consider the social life you propose to offer. They 
will blister you with scorn if your action is only negative, if 
you pride yourselves only on what you forbid. They can go into 
nearby villages and buy themselves the victuals of social life. 
You can send them away, or you can give them to eat. You 



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can lay your emphasis upon what you forbid and the youth of 
the world will pass the church by. Or you can cause them to 
sit down, you can provide social life for them as for youth, 
not as for adults, and go far toward holding your own young 
people to your own church. 

The problem of youth runs into the question of literature. 
Youth reads. It reads what appeals to it. The church has 
probably never had, and certainly has not now, a literary grip 
upon even its own youth. The people in the movements now 
so seriously disturbing society are largely young. Probably not 
less than four or five hundred papers that openly or subtly 
preach anarchy in some form constantly circulate among Ameri- 
ca's youth. Many other papers with enormous circulation are 
of low moral standards, false social and ethical standards, ir- 
religious or non-religious, and increasingly profane. They set 
youth on the wrong side of every good thing. Repressive 
measures and mere denunciation are not effective. The Chris- 
tian Church must lay hold of, must furnish a periodical litera- 
ture, a book literature, educational, instructive and attractive, 
in the interest of to-morrow. Let us be glad of the opening of 
the press called secular in such splendid fashion to religious 
news and religious uses. And let us extend to larger proportions 
what already exists. This General Conference has no higher 
privilege than the privilege of discovering and enthroning ad- 
ditional men and women who can make such a literature for 
the youth of the world. The profits will lie in lives that are 
created, the dividends in human character. 

The problem of youth runs straight into the question of edu- 
cation. A tlioughtful English writer declares that the whole 
business of religious education has to be done all over again. But 
it never has been done. It has not been done in colleges or univer- 
sities, or public schools, or churches or Christian homes. It has not 
been done. It has to be done. Germany shows tragically and 
luridly what can be done by a thorough, systematic and prolonged 
attempt to make the mind of a nation. Much more impressive 
than the making of the German army was the making of the 
German mind. What has been done wrongly there can there 
and elsewhere be done right. It is the task of Christianity to 
make the mind and character of the world according to the 
mind of Christ. Youth is the period for such making. The 



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field lies in the grades, in the high schools, the colleges, uni- 
versities and professional schools. Cheap teachers, poorly paid, 
will not be good enough at any stage. And the earlier stages 
are even more important than the later ones. This Conference 
must help give the church a new conception of the sanctity and 
value of the whole business of teaching and education. 

Public schools and colleges have lost thousands of teachers 
in the last two years because of under pay. Twenty thousand 
schools are reported by the Commissioner of Education as 
closed for want of teachers. Forty-two thousand are taught 
by temporary teachers below the standard of efficiency, Xormal 
schools and teacher-training colleges report a shortage in attend- 
ance reaching twenty-thousand. 

A cotton mill in Virginia recently had this advertisement: 
"Wanted: two hundred young w^omen to work in this mill. 
Good hours, good conditions, wages twice the amount paid to 
sthool teachers, and a home in addition." 

No Protestant church has more children in public schools, 
more teachers in public schools than ours has. The church must 
relate itself to them and their work, not in a narrow sectarian 
way, but to put behind them and before them the sympatliy, 
the help, the love of the church, while the ideals, the truths, the 
teachings, the spirit of the great teacher are set forth with clear- 
ness and devotion. Do Methodist teachers and ^Methodist young 
people in all schools care that we are here to-day representing 
their church ? They must be made to care. The struggle of 
to-day and to-morrow is finally between conflicting intellectual 
forces. It is for us to seize, produce, discover, encourage, com- 
mand, even create the better intellects of the world. We must 
make the makers of to-morrow. Education, therefore, is not 
for a select few. It is the process of making and lifting the 
mass mind at a time when the mass mind can be made and lifted. 
We mention a striking fact of world meaning in saying that 
there are fully ten thousand foreign students in the United 
States representing one hundred nationalities. Within ten 
years they will be determining the destiny of their nations and 
largely of the world. 

This problem of youth runs straight into the question of per- 
sonal character and life service. "It is a glorious thing to 
see a nation saved by its youth." They are "the trustees of pos- 



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terity/' The end of the world has not come. The new order 
of the world is at hand. Once more the Kingdom of Heaven 
is at hand, calling for adventure, for chivalry, for a sense of the 
future, for "understanding, and the gift of prophecy," for the 
courage to set sail. It is ours to present to youth the pattern 
of life in Christ, the power of life in his spirit, and the inspir- 
ing challenge of Christ for character and life service, not in 
occasional, frantic spasms of appeal for life service, but regu- 
larly, systematically, and worthily. 

Men and women of the General Conference, the world's youth 
will be in every committee, whether you see them or not, mil- 
lions of them, before your eyes. Before the Committees on the 
Epworth League, Sunday Schools, and the special Committee 
on Child Welfare, they will come. You will look for them 
there of course. It is our weakness, that so many think only 
of the Epworth League or the Sunday school or some special 
body when they think of youth. Youth is not a special inter- 
est for specialists in the church any more than in the family. 
Before the Committee on Education they will come wearing cap 
and gown, waiting eagerly for "the torch of a lighted mind," 
an education based on Thomas Arnold's motto : "The inquiring 
love of truth and the devoted love of goodness." Before the 
Freedmen's Aid Committee they will come with scars inherited 
from slavery upon wrists and minds, come crying for the truth 
that makes free. There will be five millions on American soil 
alone before this committee and many times five millions from 
Africa. Before the Committee on Book Concern they will 
come shouting over the dividends and profits of that glorious 
agency, but pleading for a literature born of life, a literature 
that will make life, a literature that will crowd the trash of the 
secular press out of the hands of youth. It is life that makes 
literature so vital. These youths will come before the Committee 
on Temperence and Public Morals, cheering themselves hoarse 
for an America without a saloon, but crying out for a world 
that is sober and free, and for a new moral order in society; 
and they will not rest till they get it. They will come before 
the Committee on the State of the Church, insisting that they 
belong to the church and have rights in it; that the Kingdom 
belongs to them ; that the gates sliall be open on all sides of the 
city of life and that the church shall be based on the family 



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pattern. They will come before the Special Committee on Child 
\Yelfare, children who are homeless, exploited, old before they 
are young, despoiled by brutal child labor, hungry and sick, 
war broken and desolate. They will appear from everj-where, 
and they will make Mrs. Browning's words live again in your 
souls : 

"Do you hear the children weeping, my brothers. 
Ere the sorrow comes with years." 

And they will declare: 

"That the child's sob in the silence curses deeper 
Than the strong man in his wrath." 

They will come before the Committees on Sunday Schools and 
Epworth Leagues, millions upon millions of them, saying, 
"Teach us the story of redemption, the story of Jesus, the way, 
the truth, the life; lead us in the way everlasting, make the 
nursery of the church, the school-room of the church, and 
the playground of the church, and the training camp of the 
church worthy of the Head of the church." The youth of the 
wide world will sit with the Committee on Missions. One' hun- 
dred and sixty millions of them from China, one hundred and 
twenty millions from India, millions on millions from all lands, 
of all colors, all languages, all castes, all classes, all conditions, 
saying to that committee: "Where is that Jesus Christ? We 
have heard about him. Where is he ? Tell us ? Tell us." They 
will even come before the Committees on the Episcopacy and 
the Itinerancy, asking what kind of bishops and ministers you 
are going to give youth. And another will speak for them. 
And he will say to his ministers all: "Lovest thou me?" And 
from the oldest bishop to the youngest probationer in Annual 
Conference, he will expect the answer, "Thou knowest that 
I love thee." Then, with these millions pressing close to him, 
he will say to us, "Look after the youth of the world." 

Some will see him and remove their shoes. And the fate 
of the Kingdom will be in their hands. This General Confer- 
ence can set the youth of the world to saying hosanna again 
as they cast their palm branches before the Christ. 

This is our one greatest chance in the world. Perhaps we can 
hold one generation of childhood from getting away from Christ, 



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train one entire generation of youth to be like him and serve 
him. Maybe this General Conference can turn the hearts of the 
fathers to the children. And if we do we shall in one generation 
go farther toward the Kingdom than we have ever done in 
centuries. 

Thinking to-day of the fresh graves in Europe, the graves in. 
which the flower of the nation lies, over which the poppies 
blow — we hear a voice out of another grave, the voice of Ben- 
jamin Kidd crying passionately : 

"Oh, you blind leaders who seek to convert the world by 
labored disputations ! Step out of the way or the world must 
fling you aside. Give us the Young ! Give us the Young, and 
we will create a new mind and a new earth in a single gen- 
eration." 

SOCIAL AND ECOXOMIC CONDITIONS 

Third: What is our chief business at the present Confer- 
ence with reference to the social, industrial and economic con- 
ditions in the world? Bishop Bashford closed his wonderful 
volume on Cliina with this statement: "To-day our eyes are 
upon the welter of Europe. To-morrow we shall be wrestling 
with an energy born of desperation with the economic effects 
of the world war. But the day after, we shall face the struggle 
of the white and yellow races." "We are clearly in the stage 
of social and industrial struggle. 

We cannot pretend to discuss the entire social problem. All 
we can do is to introduce the subject and speak of two topics 
under it. 

First: One of the most far-reaching of all the questions af- 
fecting our social, legal, and industrial fabric is what we call 
the temperance question. It is a far cry from our earliest to 
our latest records upon that subject. But we have always been 
moving in the right direction. We do not need to say again 
or to attempt to say in different or stronger language what 
previous General Conferences and Episcopal Addresses have 
already said. Our question now with reference to temperance 
and allied subjects might fairly be put in the language of the 
day : "Where do we go from here ?" First of all we shall rejoice 
with great joy in what has been achieved. And we shall thank 
God that his church was not lacking in bringing about this 



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notable result, and that no braiioh of it has been more de- 
termined, more relentless, more eflfi; ient than our own. We 
do not now abate one jot or tittle of our hostility to liquor's 
indescribable crime against the world. We have not the slight- 
est intention of yielding any part of the victory we have gained 
in the long years of struggle. We do not propose to compromise 
now or ever with mild forms of intoxicants. Our faces are set 
as flint against every proposal to render temperance laws, and es- 
pecially the Eighteenth Amendment, ineffective, or null and 
void, by subterfuge legislation or compromise enactments. Eva- 
sion of laws regularly passed leads to anarchy and disregard 
of law. Lynching and other crimes follow the evasion of the 
Fifteenth Amendment. Anarchy will follow the evasion of the 
Eighteenth. The liquor traffic has always been in criminal at- 
titude to laws. It now adds to this criminal attitude a hypo- 
critical whine and shameless effort at evasion and compromise. 
The Methodist Episcopal Church puts upon its banner in letters 
that can be read across the world : No compromise now and no 
nullification anywhere. 

Equally related, however, to the problem of conserving and 
holding what we have gained, is the further problem of a country 
from which the saloon has been banished. It is one thing to 
clean and garnish a house. But that is not the end of our 
task. Our further task as a church of Christ is to provide for 
the life of those whose house has been swept of the things that 
were Avrong and hurtful. "A habit expelled is not a habit slain. 
An evil prohibited is not an evil wholly destroyed." The old 
tenants are quick to return to a house left empty. And the 
church is tested here, as in many other places, more by what 
it provides than by what it forbids. Saloons did furnish meet- 
ing places and social centers of an evil sort, and political centers 
of the worst sort. Saloons were used and managed by men to 
manufacture evil purposes and evil sentiments in the com- 
munity, just as breweries and distilleries were used for the man- 
ufacture of intoxicants. Now it is the function of the church 
and of the best society supporting the church to convert the 
old agencies, the meeting places, the social fellowship, into 
instruments for the welfare instead of the destruction of men. 
It is for the church to reinforce home life, to re-establish homes 
that are broken and to create in the community centers of 



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physical and intellectual refreshment, art and music, clean 
social life, wholesome amusement, right and attractive oppor- 
tunities for discussion and fellowship. What was politically bad 
in the saloon must be made politically good in the community 
center. The power that the church has developed in the de- 
struction of the saloon must now be turned upon creating a new, 
positive, constructive life for community welfare, the welfare 
of the community from which the saloon, please God, has been 
forever banished. Recently these words appeared : "A soul to 
let." The church is to-day confronting what may well be called : 
"A social soul to let." It must not be left for some one else to 
occupy. The climax in the temperance struggle is not yet 
-reached. And we are in danger of moral exhaustion and moral 
reaction before we reach the real climax. 

There must also be an extension of our temperance work. 
Some years ago we lifted the cry for the United States, "A 
saloonless country and a stainless flag." And we accomplished 
that result within the period that we set for it. During these 
years we have come to be a world power, with an interest in 
world welfare. In our long battle against the saloon we used 
local option as a step toward total prohibition in the United 
States. Yet all the time we knew that, witli the saloon any- 
where, its poison went everywhere. And that principle holds with 
reference to this deadly, damnable traffic in the whole world. 
We have not been seeking simply to make a safe place for our- 
selves and our children in America. We are concerned as God's 
servants for the welfare of the entire world. Our church is 
not a national church, with an interest limited to the moral 
condition of the United States. It is a world church, with 
the passion of Christ upon it for moral welfare in the whole 
world. We regard it, therefore, as clearly within our duty to 
unite with all moral forces that exist in every land, and to 
create such forces where they do not exist, that we may bring 
in a world without drunkenness and destroy the liquor busi- 
ness on the round earth. We did not drive the saloon infamy 
out of America expecting it to take up its abode in China or 
Africa or anywhere else. And we stand firmly for any govern- 
ment action that will prevent, and firmly against any action 
that will permit this outlaw to do its work under the American 
flag on any soil. And we stand with equal firmness against the 



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re-introduetion of the opium traffic in China whether Tsy Japan 
or any other country. 

Second : Under this general question of social welfare a second 
and overwhelming problem lies in the relation of the church 
to economic and industrial conditions. Before this question, vast 
in its reach, fundamental in its depth and baffling in its com- 
plexity, we may well be humble. Assumption of infallibility is 
unwarranted and unbecoming in the face of this problem. 

Here again we do not need to repeat what has been already 
said. Our declaration stands in our Discipline, a noble and 
worthy utterance for any church. We reaffirm it now and call 
upon the cliurch to make our platform of social principles a 
program of social activities. Principles declared by the Gen- 
eral Conference should be applied by the church locally and in 
its particular parts. Social principles must be put in circulation, 
not kept on deposit, even in the Discipline. Citizenship im- 
poses duties on all Christians, the duty of intelligence and under- 
standing, and the duty of activity in all social and civic affairs. 
Eight principles must be faithfully put in practice by right 
men and women. 

New days and conditions are upon us. The world everywhere 
is in a raging storm. In this social ferment what is our chief 
business at this Conference: And in the Master's name we 
offer the following word : 

1. To-day, in the year nineteen twenty, the church must be 
a steadying power. 

When human life and essential institutions are in peril on a 
stormy sea, the Master of life quiets the waves. He does not 
rock the boat or lash the waves to deeper fury. Other forces 
naturally lend themselves to world riot and storm. The church 
must do its utmost to steady a world in upheaval. 

It seems to us to be part of our chief business at^ this Con- 
ference to declare anew our devotion to orderly government 
and our belief in legal processes in society; to declare against 
lawlessness, confusion, and anarchy. Foundations are disturbed. 
Economic, social and industrial conditions are volcanic. They 
go far beneath mere questions of wages, hours, and profits. 
They reach the roots of organized life, the basis of govern- 
ment itself, the province of law, and the stability of society 
as based upon law. Everywhere free institutions are threatened. 



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The church must not fail in the effort to preserve them. We 
cannot give sympathy or approval to Bolshevism whether of 
the red-handed mob or the soft-handed sentimentalist, to an- 
archy whether of the street or of the chair. Between the de- 
structive radical and the unyielding reactionary; between the 
anarchist, the bomb-thrower, the red terror on one hand and 
the rock-ribbed contender for special privilege, feudal brutality 
and domination of wealth on the other ; between wild radicalism 
and inhuman standpatism; between autocracy at the top and 
anarchy at the bottom; between tyranny of wealth and tyranny 
of strength, the church of Jesus Christ must this day hold a 
steady course, speak in clear tones and minister to order, sta- 
bility, and righteousness. Those who now array class against 
class, man against man in any manner are foes, not friends of 
society. 

The church must hold a steady course toward universal de- 
mocracy based on right; a course that will save the world from 
the excesses of fanaticism, the unbridled sway of greed, the 
tyranny of the few or the tyranny of the many. To-day, as 
always, the church is for order, steadiness, fairness, and law; 
and to-day the church must speak that steadying word to which 
the world will listen. 

2. The church must also be a guiding force. The world is 
not going forward simply because it is going. Motion is not 
always progress. Many forces are at work on our organized 
life. They are determining much more than wages or profits. 
They are making the conditions of life itself. Who shall guide 
these forces in the interest of humanity ? Shall commerce guide 
them? Shall we test progress by profits, prices, trade, or 
financial prosperity? Shall labor guide these forces? Shall we 
test progress wholly by wages ? 

We do not hesitate to say that in the day of storm and stress, 
the church of Christ must guide as it must steady the world. 
If it does not speak the word of eternal life, who shall speak it ? 
It knows yie way home, the way for men and society. It must 
point that way. It has the ideals for men and society. It must 
show and exalt those ideals. It has a goal and a vision for 
personal character and social righteousness. It knows the sure 
course to a Kingdom that does riot consist in meat or drink 
or clothing. Through the centuries it has seen that goal 



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and prayed for it. Its task to-day is to guide a perplexed 
and bewildered world into the sure paths that lead to that 
goal. 

3. The ihurch must be a mediating power in this human con- 
flict. 

We belong to no party, no faction, no section, no class, no 
form of government. We do not as a church belong to any one 
economic sdiool or any one social order. We are not economic 
experts, or authorities on financial, social, or industrial theory. 
But the church is set to help men live together according to the 
spirit and ideals given by the Carpenter of Nazareth. In other 
centuries, creedmaking periods in history, men of ability gave 
themselves to the doctrinal task of reconciling tha attributes 
of God. To-day the church of God must give itself to the human 
task of reconciling the sons of God. It must repeat the atoning 
ministry of its Master in mediating between men estranged, 
bitter, and hostile. Men are alienated from one another. Eace 
hatred, class hatred, bitterness, and strife abound. Brother- 
hood 'seems farther away than when the century opened. It 
may be that the new crossbearing of the church lies here. Pos- 
sibly it must now follow the Master Mediator into this crush; 
must go with him up this new Calvary as it tries to fill up that 
which is yet lacking of the sufferings of Christ. 

The church has no more Christlike task than its mediatorial 
ministry in the world. This is far more than reconciling op- 
posing ideas and harmonizing contradictory programs. It is the 
reconciling of the sons of God and will bring the benediction 
offered in the i)eatitudes to those who make peace. This Confer- 
ence will not have done its work when it lays down a social 
program and creed, no matter how wise that declaration may 
be or what side we take. We can get the cheers of labor unions 
by siding with them, or the applause of capital by supporting 
its claims. But the only approval worth while to a church of 
Jesus Christ is the well done of Jesus Christ himself. We can 
make our declaration. One side or the other may win a vot- 
ing victory here. It is far easier to be an advocate or'a partisan 
than it is to be a mediator. But the high achievement for this 
body is not to take sides; it is to bring conflicting men into one 
mind, one purpose, one spirit in life. If we stop sliort of this 
ministry to a mad, broken, fighting world, we stop short of our 



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Master's ministry; and have no place as a church that has 
seen a man on a Cross of reconciliation. 

4. The church in this social disorder must chiefly be a re- 
generating, spiritualizing, idealizing power. We cannot gather 
grapes from thorns nor figs from thistles. We cannot secure a 
Christian society except by making Christian men and women. 
Our evangelistic interest must go clear through. Men and 
society must both be born from above. All too many evangelists 
are utterly indifferent to social conditions. All too many social 
theorists and social workers are wholly without interest in the 
spiritual regeneration of persons. Some exhaust their concern 
in their care for the unemployed, others in their anxiety about 
the unsaved. Some are concerned with physical conditions, 
material betterments, and others only for conversions. But the 
evangelism of Christ cannot be shut up in personal or social 
compartments. Here are the chance and challenge for that 
better, completer work of regeneration and redemption, that 
larger evangelism which will make new men and new society 
according to Christ's pattern. 

The church is not set simply to make an economic program 
for the many nations^ in which it lives; nor is it compelled 
merely to choose between programs, usually selfish, already 
made; nor to decide between conflicting classes in their eco- 
nomic strife and struggle for advantage; nor to follow where 
others lead. It is not a divider of the inheritance between 
grasping brothers. In the solemn words of the Lord, it must 
declare to all alike: "Keep clear of covetousness in every shape 
and form. No man's life consists in the abundance of his pos- 
sessions." We know neither rich nor poor as such. The keys 
we hold are not economic, but moral and spiritual. We cannot 
use other keys effectively. Our authority is authority over every 
form of evil clean through from covetousness to tyranny. It 
is not for the church to socialize, or capitalize or industrialize 
or even civilize the state, but by God's power to regenerate it, 
to Christianize it in the whole range of its personal, social, 
financial, and industrial life. The church is not done with its 
task until this is done. Economic ills cannot be cured by eco- 
nomic appliances. Economic ills are human at their heart and 
can be cured only by moral and spiritual appliances. Society 
is in greater danger of breaking down in its character than in 



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its finances or industries. If the church fails as a moral anJ 
regenerating force it is helpless economically. The one suiirenie 
cry out of this wild hour is a cry for a revival of personal and 
social religion. We must mobilize our forces not for a socio- 
logical or economic war but for a holy crusade of evangelism, 
personal, social, and industrial. This is our gospel. It will take 
new men to make a new world, and the church has the pattern 
and the power for that new manhood. 

Of course, the clmrch will stand like prophets of the Old 
Testament, like apostles of the Xew Testament, and like the 
Ix)rd of botli in unflinching, uncompromising denunciation of 
all violations of law; against all murderous child labor, all 
foul sweat shops, all unsafe mines, all deadly tenements, all 
starvation wages, all excessive hours for those who toil, all 
profligate luxury, all standards of wage and life below a living 
standard, all unfairness and harshness of conditions, all brutal 
exactions whether of employer or of union, all overlordships 
whether of capital or of labor, all godless profiteering whether 
in food, clothing, profits, or wages; against all filthy gains no 
matter whose hands grasp them; againsf all inhumanity, in- 
justice and blighting inequalities ; against all class-minded men 
who demand special privileges or exemptions on behalf of their 
class. 

In this materialistic day the church seeks spiritual ends, 
with the eternal value of human life in view; stands for the 
sanctity of the individual, the sanctity of the home and family, 
the sanctity of law, and the sanctity of government. More 
than ninety per cent of present laws relate to property, less 
than ten per cent to the interests of human life. The em- 
phasis is wrong and the proportion vicious. In a spiritual so- 
ciety this would be different. 

The church has a gospel for the social world. That gospel 
it must preach in season and out of season, and never lose heart 
in it. At one time the preaching of that gospel will compel 
it to insist upon one thing, like justice to the man who works 
with his hands; to cry out against human slavery until at 
any cost it is destroyed ; to denounce injustice in the high places 
of finance until great corporations are brought under legal 
control in the interest of humanity. At another time it must 
lift its voice like a prophet against the conduct of that very 



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labor it would befriend, must cry out against tyranny, irre- 
sponsibility and lawlessness among those whose rights the church 
stands for to the very death. At all times it must stand for an 
equal amenability of all classes and groups before law and 
morals; for obedience to law and adherence to fundamental 
morals by corporation and union alike, and for utter denial 
of special privileges for any, no matter how such privileges 
are backed. ' 

And we come to this task to-day, not in the reaction of despair 
nor the paralysis of fear, troubled as the times are. We are not 
children of despondency but of faith and courage. We are the 
heirs and apostles of high endeavor. Eupert Brooke, England's 
radiant young poet, cried out as he sailed for Gallipoli : "Now 
God be thanked who has matched us with his hour." Unless 
we face our present world conditions with apostolic optimism 
and bravery, we shall not deserve a place in the world. The 
church can be the leader, must be the leader of the new day, 
and must make the new democracy. It has the message, the 
motive, the pattern, the power, the passion, and the supreme 
Person. This is no hour for doubt or pessimism. 

We meet in the name that is above every name, and this is 
the victory that overcometh even this weltering world, even our 
faith. We do not shut our eyes to conditions as they are. "Never- 
theless according to His promise we look for a new earth where- 
in dwelleth righteousness." So we do, God be praised. And 
as we look for it, so we will labor for it. God help us, so we 
will. 

In the name of the Nazareth Carpenter who was poor, and 
the friend of Joseph of Arimathea who was rich, we raise the 
question : In the face of social conditions in the world to-day 
what is our chief business at the present Conference? And 
we answer : It is to make Jesus Christ King in finance, in in- 
dustry, in government; to steady, to guide, and to redeem so- 
ciety in all the ranges and reaches of personal life and relations. 

THE EACE QUESTION" 

Fourth: What is our chief business at this Conference as we 
face the "welter of races" in the world to-day ? 

The economic struggle would not wait upon the settlement 
of the issues of the war. Nor is the race struggle waiting until 



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the others are over and adjusted. The war has thrown down the 
world's barriers and thrown together the world's races in 
strained and critical relations. We are somewhere in the crush 
between neighborhood and brotherhood, between proximity 
and friendship. We have war on one side and brotherhood some- 
where on the other, with terrifying collision and crushing 
friction as our present estate. And we are compelled by provi- 
dential conditions to deal with inter-class problems, inter-race 
problems, and international problems all at once. 

No single factor in the world-wide social problem is more 
difficult and complicated than the one we call the race ques- 
tion. A careful student declares that "the race problem is 
one of the two greatest unsolved problems in the world to-day." 
It is neither local nor national. It faces east and west, it 
faces north and south. The races are everywhere fronting one 
another. They have all their questions in their eyes, aU their 
weapons in their hands. The Christian Church stands at the 
center of mingling, multi-colored multitudes that may make a 
new Babel or a new Pentecost in the next decade. If the Chris- 
tian Church fails, it will be Babel, and such a war of races in 
the world as will make all other wars seem small. Such a war 
will wreck the world. If the church now lacks intelligence, 
wisdom, heart, conscience, or the inspiration that Joel pre- 
dicted and Peter saw, it will be powerless m this day of challenge 
and opportunity. 

We begin our brief statement with two negatives that we 
may clear the way for a positive and constriictive word. 

First : The world is not a white man's world. 

Second: The Church of Jesus Christ is not a white man's 
church. 

If we needed to take a text, we might well use any of the 
varied translations of a familiar verse : "God is no respecter 
of persons." "God does not show partiality." "God makes 
no distinction between one man and another." "God has no 
favorites," but he who reverences Him and lives a good life 
in any nation is acceptable to him. Here, almost more than 
anywhere else, we desire to speak soberly as well as righteously 
and wisely. We do not wish to fan flames that ought to be 
quenched. We desire light even more than heat. 

The general facts are familiar. The white races number 



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nearly half the human family, the yellow, black, bro^Ti and 
red races the remainder. The yellow races are mostly in Asia, 
the black races mostly in Africa and other tropical countries, 
the white races are everywhere, and have taken control of most 
of the earth. The religious distribution is about as follows: 
Mohammedanism exists chiefly among the black, brown, and 
yellow races, Buddhism chiefly among the brown races, Confu- 
cianism chiefly among the yellow races, Christianity chiefly 
among the white races, with missionary results in all. These 
races live under all kinds of governments, and their fighting men 
have recently been thrown together in the war in a new and sig- 
nificant fashion. ~ 

Some barriers have been broken down, but race misunder- 
standing, race prejudice, race assertion, and race discrimination 
are universal and acute. Men are still saying that some races 
are superior and some inferior, that "there are ordained 
races and ordained places,^' ruling races and subject races, 
races born to conquer and races born to be conquered. Our 
Christian sentiments have not kept pace with race changes, 
migrations, and contacts. We have had a blinding vision of 
humanity as one, one race, one soul, one blood, and a swift, 
pagan reaction and rebellion against it. Local conflicts and 
new irritations result, to the hurt of all races and the scandal 
of Christianity. Some of these outbreaks are small and near, 
but they portend a deeper, fiercer struggle that threatens to 
come on a world scale before the world gets much older. 

In the United States we have two questions, both large, one 
much larger than the other. The smaller one is tlie suppression 
of local race riots, the prevention of race conflicts, and the 
elimination of irrational race prejudice. These conflicts and 
prejudices are not limited to one section or to two races. They 
are in the South, in the North, and on both coasts. The larger 
problem is the making of a program for the whole nation, and 
the establishment of right relations between all races here. One 
plan seelfs to avoid conflicts, the other to create a permanent 
basis of life together in the name and spirit of Christ. And in 
the United States, as in the world at large, the Christian 
Church must be the chief force in securing the final results. 
Here, as in the world, the church must possess a positwe pro- 
gram of leadership adequate to create conditions, and not simply 



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a makcsliift policy of gathering up pieces after catastrophe has 
occurred. 

The fight against certain diseases has been almost wholly 
defensive. Science now proposes to invade the homes and 
sources of those diseases. So it must be with race outbreaks 
and with war. We have been on the defensive. We must now 
invade and destroy the conditions, the spirit and attitudes that 
breed race riots and race wars. We must attack if we are to 
conquer. To do this the church must be the kind of church 
that can take the leadership and make this program. The 
church, therefore, cannot be a sectional church, a racial church 
or a national church. She must herself be the kind of church 
that creates and demonstrates within herself the kind of Avorld 
that Christ looks for. Her ordination is not parochial or racial, 
but human and universal. 

What, then, must we do and say at this Conference on this 
subject? We may not make a formal economic or geographical 
world-program concerning races and their relations, but we must 
reaffirm the principles and standards to which any program 
should conform. And this must be more than a testimony, how- 
ever clear. The life of the church must harmonize with the 
message and witness of the church, so that the grace of a right 
relation may flow through it into the world. We must have the 
courage of Christ clear through the race problem. We cannot 
hold the race problem at arm's length and also hold the races 
to the heart of Christ. His courage toward races carried him the 
whole length of the way of suffering and sacrifice. ^We cannot 
sit by the fire admiring his life and still be his followers. We 
must follow him bravely along any way he goes, even to Calvary. 
We cannot reach a Christian solution by a partially Christian 
logic or process. "We cannot get right relations between races 
out of wrong conceptions of races or wrong spirit toward 
them." The Methodist Episcopal Church must this month 
think straight about races clear round the world. Talk of 
"lesser breeds," inferior castes, talk even of "white man's bur- 
dens" is not for us to-day. We must not shut any door of hope 
in any face of any color. We stand with Jesus who deposed 
the exaggerated race feeling of his race and day. He struck 
what OHght by now to have been the death blow to the fallacy 
of perpetual race enmity. The Christianity of Christ was a per- 



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feet reaction against the race attitude of the Jews. Much of 
the talk to-day about race consciousness is an unconscious re- 
crudescence of the spirit that Jesus came to destroy, and leads 
straight to new hostilities. It flows from the feeling of su- 
periority. We have repudiated election as applied to individu- 
als and largely retained it as applied to races. But our church 
must this day cry out in Christ's name that in Christ there is 
neither Jew nor Greek, barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free ; that 
no men and no races are at the mercy of their environment 
or their heredity. 

We must do our thinking on this subject in the terms of the 
gospel and the Cross of Christ. This will save us from low 
standards and from the dreadful feeling of impossibility and 
helplessness as we face our standards. The gospel presents the 
ideal for race relations. The cross preserves the perfect integ- 
rity of the races while it makes for harmony between them. In 
the gospel light we cry gladly: 

"In Christ there is no East or West, 
In Him no South, nor North, 
But one great Fellowship of Love 
Throughout the whole wide earth. 

"Join hands then, brothers of the faith, 

Whate'er your race may be — 
Who serves my Father as a son 
Is surely kin to me." 

For our age, for this year, the Cross has such meaning as 
it never had before. By the Cross God and men are reconciled. 
That is personal. Upon that we have laid high emphasis in all 
our history. But the Cross has got into the philosophy of his- 
tory now, into the life of races and nations. At whatever cost 
to our comfort, at whatever cost to our shallow, narrow inter- 
pretations, we must go the whole length of our own best the- 
ology. With the Cross as a center there is room in the circle 
we draw for an honorable standing for all men of every race 
and no special privilege for any. We cannot save the Cross for 
any use unless we bravely give it its perfect use. We must force 
the nations to dare "a conscious political acceptance of the 
Christian faith." We must firmly accept the Christian logic 
if we are to see the Christ dream come true. 

On the race question we must test our principles and rela- 



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tions also by their evangelistic and missionary value. The church 
is the society of redemption. Our church is set by every prin- 
ciple and tradition to Christ's purpose of saving the world. 
All we do or say must be tested by this purpose. The church 
cannot evangelize races in America or Africa or Asia if its 
social or economic or ecclesiastical attitude to them flatly con- 
tradicts its evangelistic attitude. In 1862 Mr. Lincoln made this 
thrilling statement: "My paramount object in this struggle 
is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy 
slavery. . . . What I do about slavery and the colored race, I 
do because I believe it helps to save the Union." And on this ac- 
count he declared emancipation to have been "the central act of 
his administration." Keverently we declare emancipation to be 
the central act of Christ's administration. The final goal for the 
races is knowledge of God. They are where they are, they are 
what they are in order that they may search for God, may feel 
their way to him and find him. We cannot make right relations 
permanently between unredeemed races and nations. Our call 
to evangelism therefore in this year reaches to the heights and 
depths of the race problem in the world. We can break our 
whole redemptive program in the world by a wrong step at thi^ 
point. 

And our program, here adopted and declared, must be edu- 
cational, positive and creative. It must include the edu- 
cation of the races that think highly of themselves, as well as 
those of whom men do not think so highly. All false sense of 
superiority and inevitable advantage must be educated out. 
We shall not complete our task by a mere declaration of what 
the race relations of the world ought to be. Analysis of what 
they are and affirmation of what they ought to be will not 
carry us through to our goal. The Christian Church must be 
at once the redeemer and the schoolmaster of the world. There- 
fore, what we here say we must everywhere do. In this matter 
the church must make and master the thinking of the world. 
Intensified race consciousness tends all the time away from 
brotherhood, all the time toward strife and hostility. But the 
church facing the yellow races, the black races, the white races, 
must now speak her master word and follow her creative method, 
the method of tlio teacher rather than the method of the fighter 
or the reformer. The church holds the ideas, the ideals and 



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the principles of Jesus. She must remake the mind of the world 
for humanity. This is not an hour for a supreme struggle be- 
tween races. This is the hour for the Church of Christ to 
teach the world's people, the world's governments, the world's 
religions, the world's races themselves the better way for them 
to live together. This is no day to be weighing the chances of 
victory in a race conflict. This is no day to be whetting swords 
and preparing armies against the day when the yellow races 
or the black shall join issue with the white races for world 
supremacy. This issue cannot be truly settled "at the mouth 
of clean-lipped guns," but must be settled "letter by letter." 
Militarism has been tried and shot to death by its own weapons. 
Let us try with power, with patience, with adequate force a 
different way. We must transform, transfigure, uplift the world's 
races by the Christian process. 

Too long and too much we have adjusted our whole program 
to the theory of rescue after catastrophe, to making the best 
of a bad situation. Possibly the church could have prevented the 
world war. Maybe a church true to its mission in Germany 
could have prevented militarism and family ambition from com- 
ing to a head. Nothing did prevent it. And now we are trying 
to patch up a world after a war that has already cost ten or 
fifteen million lives and three hundred and fifty billions of 
dollars. It is a sorry spectacle. Shall we go forward forever 
on the old line? Shall we let race feeling come to a head in a 
race conflict on a world scale? 

The church can wait as it did in the world war until the 
crash comes. It can wait to be forced to take sides against 
races as it did against nations in all of which Christ has fol- 
lowers. Or it can wait until it becomes a question of one race 
subjugating another. And if the church is weak it will thus 
wait in helplessness. But if the church in all races is brave and 
believing, if it remembers Christ's relation to races, nations, 
and families, it will not stand by while the world rushes ahead 
to a new conflagration. It will restrain strong, advanced, 
dominant races from new attempts at subjugation. It will see 
to it that race impact is friendly, not hostile for brotherhood, not 
for war; for uplift and co-operation, not for conquest; in the 
spirit of Christ, not in the spirit of Mars. The race that sets 
out to dominate and subjugate other races is already doomed 



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by its own spirit. The crash of the races in a world race war 
would wreck tlie world and its civilization. 

Shall we not now be swift of soul and jubilant of feet to 
make a world without a race war, not in some far future when 
we are dead, but now? The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 
Let us repent therefore of race pride, race prejudice, and race 
bitterness; repent in America, repent in Asia, repent in Africa, 
repent in Europe. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. This is 
our gospel. We will not lose heart in it. Blood is thicker than 
water and the human family is of one blood. We will labor 
everywhere to make a unity of spirit in the races of the whole 
world. 

This race question will be with others before many com- 
mittees. Men of many colors will sit on these committees. Who- 
ever does here a small thing, a backward thing, or an in- 
human thing; whoever here exalts caste or color or nationality 
or race above humanity, will crucify the Son of God afresh. 

And again let us not despair or be pessimists. The issue is 
big and fateful. People with a small faith in the mighty 
Christ may well despair. People with a small Christ must 
be powerless. People easily wearied will soon be out of the 
effort for the better day. The issue has not been tried out. There 
be some here who will see it come to trial. Let us meet it 
with faith, not with doubt. 

Many men are discouraged about the issue even in the United 
States. But if we fail here, what shall we do yonder ? The issue 
between white, yellow, and black races has not yet been tried 
out. What we have in America looks large to us. What lies 
beyond our borders we have never faced in its size or character. 
If we have grown weary of the Negro, what will we do with 
the Asiatic? If we have run with footmen and they have 
wearied us, what will we do when we contend with horses? 
And if in the land of peace wherein we trusted we are wearied, 
what will we do in the swellings of the Jordan and the Kongo, 
and the Yangtse and the Ganges? If we are true we shall 
overcome. 

Christianity cannot be discredited in this matter until Chris- 
tianity has been adequately tried. Christ cannot be set aside 
as a failure here until he has been tried. We do not doubt him or 
expect him to fail. And we rise to this supreme issue with 



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courage because he leads. For twenty years in a Southern news- 
paper every Saturday this notice is said to have appeared, head- 
ing the regular list of church services. The announcement never 
varies : 

"On Sunday morning at his church, and on Sunday afternoon 
at the chain gang, the Reverend Charles Jaggers will preach from 
his usual text." 

The announcement is always the same, and the text always 
the same : "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ 
Jesus." 

What is our chief business at this Conference as we face 
the rape issues in America and the world? To let this mind be 
in us which was also in Christ Jesus and to create that mind 
in all the world. 

CHUECH UNION 

Fifth: What is our chief business in this Conference as we 
face divided and dismembered Christendom? This difficult 
subject will come before you in many ways. Eeports from your 
Commission on Unification, the Federal Council of the Churches 
of Christ in America, the World Conference on Faith and Order, 
the Interchurch World Movement, and the Conference on Or- 
ganic Union will bring the entire matter before you in both 
particular features and general bearings. It is not our province 
to anticipate the presentation and discussion of these reports. 
We recommend to you the most careful and prayerful study of 
them, that nothing shall be done in haste and nothing fail 
of perfect consideration. This body will deserve well of the 
ages if it shall make a real and practical contribution to the 
subject of a working Christian unity, whether in the large or in 
the particular, whether unity of form or the deeper unity of 
spirit. 

This is one of the profound subjects upon which talk is 
abundant and confusion easy. Definition is almost wholly lack- 
ing and much of the common talk of union altogether mislead- 
ing. A large part of it hurts the cause of union and injures 
the existing church. For we must remember that about all 
the Christianity there is on earth to-day is in the churches as 
they exist. The churches of Christ, large and small, with all 
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Christianity's actual achievements in the world. The strength 
of the Christian Church, humanly speaking, is due to the Chris- 
tian churches. It is not well, therefore, nor in the interest 
of Christ's cause in the world to discredit the churches in which 
Christians now have their homes, and through which they do 
their work. Cheap and ^asy flings at denominationalism, es- 
pecially at small denominations, do not make a real or large 
contribution to Christianity. Weakening churches in themselves, 
or in the minds of their members, especially the minds of their 
young members, by false liberalism toward union, toward undc- 
nominationalism or interdeuominationalism, will not help the 
Kingdom. The evils of sectarianism must nof be confused with 
a rational denominationalism. There is a better way. 

The war has produced its full measure of talk about union, 
disunion, and reunion. Perhaps no single event has been more 
widely referred to or more illogically and superficially used than 
the placing of the Allied Armies under the command of Marshal 
Foch. This unity of command did not disband or disorganize 
the army of a single nation. Under a common head allied 
armies cooperated as one against a common foe. The real les- 
son of that act must not be lost in its inaccurate use as an 
illustration. Military, commercial and governmental analogies 
easily mislead and are easily overworked. 

And the problem of union is far deeper and more significant 
than simply fusing two or more denominations, and much 
deeper than any plan of organization. Because it does go so 
deep it cannot rest on a shallow or small motive, or be secured 
by resolution. The motive for union must be big enough to 
carry the movement, big enough to last on all lands, in all 
years. Getting together simply to save a few dollars or to pre- 
vent some overlapping is not an end worth while. The only 
real motive for union is the winning of the world to Christ. 
Such union cannot be secured by letting down essential stand- 
ards, by reducing churches to their lowest terms, or by fatal 
compromises of truth and principle. 

Union is not desirable unless it is right. For the union of 
hkerainded bodies, bodies that are one in heart and spirit, any 
person might heartily labor. On the other hand, the prevention 
of a formal union between bodies that are not one in heart 
and spirit would be a worthy endeavor. Because of its tre- 



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mendous importance the union of any churches must be on 
tlie right basis. The goal is so desirable that we must not be 
turned aside into a false path or give up our effort to find a true 
one. 

What, then, does Christ's desire appear to be to-day? Surely 
not a superficial, formal unity. He prayed for spiritual unity 
among believers, unity, we must believe, which he longs to see 
reach into all the wide ranges of life, including spiritual unity 
of individuals and vital unity of organized bodies bearing his 
name. They can never get so close together in spirit or visible 
organization as to go beyond the meaning of his passionate 
prayer that they might be one. And deep spiritual unity is 
now the rich experience of millions, though they are called 
by different church names. Too long we have permitted those 
who claim that Christ established one visible church on the 
earth, with a visible head and a ministry having the power of the 
keys, to read into Christ's great prayer for the spiritual union 
of believers their sacerdotal conception of church life. If we live 
in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit in our understand- 
ing of true Christian unity. 

Surely also he desired such union between his followers as 
existed between him and his Father in the depths of their pas- 
sion and purpose. He must see that never since the Ascension 
was the need for world unity so deep, so insistent, or so uni- 
versal as at this hour. In our firm conviction world unity can 
only be secured to the world by the church of Jesus Christ. 
Only a church which is one in him can bring spiritual unity 
to mankind and thus save it from disintegration. We cannot 
get a united world by a spiritually divided and broken Christen- 
dom. A church spiritually divided and distracted cannot find 
its own mind or utter its own voice in a broken world. And 
the demand for the better order does not lie in the wreck and 
catastrophe of the last five years. The challenge lies in the 
new opportunity, the new world endeavor, the new adventure of 
the next five years. The thing is so big that it must be greatly met. 

We must ask of all movements for union or federation 
four questions and determine our attitude to them by the an- 
swer they make : 1. Does the movement make for a real brother- 
hood of Christian people? 2. Does the movement make for 
the real unity of all sections, races, nations, and classes within 



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Christ's Church ? 3. Does the movement make for unity of life, 
unity of sacrificial, atoning purpose toward men, unity in the 
holiness and passion of tlie church's life, like the unity between 
Christ and the Fatlier? 4. Does the movement make for evan- 
gelistic efficiency and the triumph of the cross among all peoples, 
all classes, all races, and on all continents? By its answer to 
these searching questions the movement must be tested both in 
its general and in its particular features. 

For the Church of Christ is not a racial church. The Church 
of Christ is not a national, sectional, or class church. Plans 
of union that sectionalize, that nationalize, that racialize the 
(.•hurch are not plans for Christian union. 

Union must also meet the acid test of Christian democracy. 
Union must put the whole church into the hands of Christ for 
his perfect use in his broken world; union must keep the gates of 
the city open on all sides; union must tighten the bond between 
the church and its evangelistic, missionary opportunity every- 
where; union must offer a church that Jesus can use for re- 
demptive purposes in Africa and Asia, among races black, 
yellow, and brown. A church divided on national, sectional, 
racial, doctrinal, or eccelesiastical lines will be a poor church 
for Jesus Christ in his new day. A church with united out- 
look, united policy, united message, might do something mag- 
nificent toward uniting a world in him. A church united in 
him and with him, one church of the living God, might make 
the outgoings of the morning and the evening to rejoice. 

"Possibly our present practice is the best we can do. Pos- 
sibly we can expect nothing else. Maybe this is good enough. 
Maybe we can look for no better cooperation than we now 
have. Maybe the basis of unity and cooperation has not yet 
appeared. We do not so believe. We go slowly, all too slowly, 
toward it, but some day the followers of Christ must surely 
be one in the threefold passion: 1, A common cooperative, 
active, united, passionate opposition to the evil of the world. 
2. A common cooperative, active, united, passionate consecra- 
tion to the redemption and welfare of the world. 3. A common 
passionate, united devotion and obedience to Jesus Christ the 
Redeemer and Lord of the world." 

Therefore, in answer to our new historic question, we ask you 
to declare in clear and ringing tones that the Methodist Epis- 



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copal Church will work together with any church that works 
with and for Jesus Christ; that we will worship together with 
any church that worships him and makes him Lord and Master 
of its life; that we will keep step with any church that marches 
toward the goal of his desire; that we will live together with 
any church anywhere, of any color or class, that lives with him, 
lives for him, and lives like him ; that we count our church dear 
unto us only for the sake of him and his Kingdom, and are 
willing to lose our life that he may find his in the world. If 
in the long pull together, the world-lift through the years, we 
find our own dear church melting and merging with others 
into one church of Christ, we shall cry out joyfully: "It must 
increase/' And we shall find our final immortality as John 
the Baptist found his, not by our self-assertion, but by merg- 
ing our lives with his, by subordinating our lives to his, by run- 
ning ahead to make the paths of his Kingdom straight and 
smooth in the world. 

To other churches we repeat John Wesley's old question and 
make it our own: "Is thy heart as my heart?" Do you love 
what we love? Do you love Jesus Christ our Lord? Do you 
love his whole truth, his Avhole work, his whole people, his whole 
program, his perfect Kingdom? Do you hate what we hate? 
Do you hate evil to all men? If so, we join hands with you. 
Let us work together as one. And because unity is so desirable 
we reverently endeavor to make our church strong, and efficient, 
and to put unity on a basis that will secure it. Because the 
goal is so important we will try every good wayito reach it. If 
the true plan has not yet been found let us not weaken or falter 
in our effort to find it. It is not easy to change old relations 
or to reverse historic movements. Nevertheless we must look 
forward as well as backward. The church is a living institution 
whose future is precious and vital to Christ and the world. It 
is ours to make it worthy of him and useful to him in his 
total work for the world. 

With reference to this subject this seems our chief business 
at this Conference. 

THE NON-CHRISTIAN WORLD 

Sixth : What is our chief business at this Conference in regard 
to the non-Christian world ? 



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This theme might be considered from several particular angles 
and not exhausted even if studied from all. We do not regard 
it as profitable to try to cover the whole field, or to attempt 
more than an illustration of our immediate duty. AYe might 
ask what is our chief business here as we think of Mohammedan- 
ism in Africa and Asia. Possibly the Christian Church will 
come, within the next decade, into such a grapple with that re- 
ligion as will decide the fate of many lands and many mil- 
lions for all time. The subject is inexpressibly alluring and 
might well be our chief topic. Or we might ask about those 
parts of the world where whole masses of people move toward 
the Christ for life. Or we might consider those lands in which 
a degenerate and corrupted Christianity has created a problem 
for true Christianity equal to any in the world. These questions 
all press upon us. But remembering where we are on the world's 
map, what hour has struck in history, we choose to open, if 
we can, the whole overwhelming subject by asking this ques- 
tion: Wliat is our chief business at this Conference toward 
what has been called the "mastery of the Pacific"? We do 
not claim this to be more important than any other. We only 
think it is suggestive and immediate as any. We seem to be as 
vitally related to it as to any other, and geographicaUy more 
directly than to most. The paths of the shining sea lead us 
straight to the lauds whose shores are washed as are our own 
by the wide Pacific. 

And the mastery of those lands by Jesus Christ looks like 
the next high •dvouture of the church. If we had been in the 
Council of Jerusalem, we should have planned the conversion 
of the Roman Empire and the Mediterranean basin. If we had 
lived in the days of the Reformation, we must have planned to 
give an open Bible and a living Christ to all Europe. If 
we had been at our own Christmas Conference in Baltimore 
in 1784, we must have laid our lives upon the altar while Amer- 
ica was yet young, for America's capture in Christ's name. 
But to-day, in the middle of this continent, remembering all 
that happened around the Mediterranean over which Saint 
Paul sailed, around the Atlantic over which John Wesley, 
Francis Asbury, and Thomas Coke came for the Master's sake, 
must we not turn our eyes toward the lands that lie in and 
around the Pacific, with a holy purpose that our church shall 



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not lack anything in the devotion, sacrifice, wisdom, or passion 
needed to enthrone Jesus Christ perfectly yonder where the 
West meets the East ? 

No one of those earlier movements was perfect, either in 
execution or result. The Kingdom has not yet come even where 
Christianity has longest been known. From no place around 
Christ's globe can we yet withhold our efforts or withdraw our 
prayers. But here, with our new resources, the new conscious- 
ness of our powers, our new faith in God, our new and acute 
sense of the need of Christ, must we not lay our plans with 
understanding, with breadth, with foresight born of experience 
and the Spirit, that we may make in Japan and Korea, in 
China, in Hawaii, in the Philippines, and in the Eussia that 
is close to our Alaska, a new empire for Christ; a better Chris- 
tian civilization than Saint Paul and the early missionaries made 
in the Mediterranean basin ; a better Christian civilization than 
ever was developed on the Tiber, the Rhine, the Ehone, or the 
Thames; a more perfect Christian Kingdom than has yet been 
made under the Stars and Stripes? We have not yet offered him 
anywhere a result worthy of him. Maybe we can do it if we 
are swift and obedient, wise and courageous in those lands 
upon which our western sun goes down. We have a chance there 
like that which came to the church when the Eoman Empire 
fell and brolse up the world, like that which came when the 
Middle Ages died and a new world was born. But our chance 
will not wait upon a slow, hesitating, reluctant, futile church 
with small plans, narrow vision, and timid spirit. 

Everything is found in those lands; enormous populations, 
acute need of the gospel of redemption, a compelling cry for 
the ministry of education, overwhelming need of the ministry 
of healing, the ministry of industrial wisdom and social order, 
the ministry of a true home life, and the ministry of a, true 
religion as contrasted with old, intrenched, outworn religions 
that never did furnish a true way of redemption or of life. 
The populations are numerically beyond our conceptions. We 
can state the figures, but even after the war has made us familiar 
with big numbers, these figures are beyond us. It is enough 
to let our imagination play upon them for a moment. Three 
people stand before us here. One of them will come from 
Eastern Asia. In those lands one third of our race lives, moves. 



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suffers, fights, dies. We are thinking, therefore, this moment 
of one man out of every three, one woman out of every three, 
one child out of every three in the world. Big figures bewilder 
and benumb us. 

And these populations have not come to a stop in their growth 
or a terminus in their development. To-day they are so many 
we cannot count them, and before our children sit in our places 
they will be millions more. And they move, they change, they 
set swelling currents of human life running in old and new 
channels. At Minneapolis a General Conference listened with a 
kind of wonder while Bishop Bashford told his story. That 
was eight years ago. Hardly anything is now as it was then. 
"Nothing is quite what it was a second ago," said a keen speaker 
recently. 

Now what impact shall we make on that changing, signifi- 
cant world? Shall we be helpless before it? Shall we be de- 
liberate? Shall we be complacent and fatalistic? Shall we 
undertake huge tasks in a petty way? Or shall we try to be 
Christian statesmen, serving our generation by the will of God ? 
Shall we spend thirty days in self-congratulation, or self-pity, 
or in small devotion to small things while the. divinest oppor- 
tunity that the Church of Christ has had since the Ascension 
goes by us never to return? Or shall we sit here some sober 
liour while the illiteracy of eastern Asia and Russia stumbles 
l)y like a blind giant? One hundred Chinese will be in the 
confused procession. Six of them can read, ninety-four of them 
cannot. A thousand Chinese women will go by. One of them 
can read, and the others cannot. What Avill happen to a na- 
tion of that size untaught or wrongly taught? ShaU we sit 
here some other hour while their millions go before our eyes to 
premature and preventable death ? A dozen millions died in the 
war. It seemed an unforgivable slaughter. As many millions 
die needlessly in China every year. If the Great Physician's 
heart can stand that and be comfortable it has changed since 
he was here. Or shall we sit here and see millions suffer from 
famine though they have earth's resources under their feet, not 
knowing what to do with tool or coal or fruitful soil, while we 
could teach them a new industrial life that would make the 
desert blossom like a garden? Shall we sit here, singing our 
hymns of praise to God, while they go by to their altars to false 



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gods, to deeper sins, to further loss of character, to keener 
sorrows, to utter moral death? 

What we do to-day will largely determine what the world will 
be to-morrow. A generation ago things were planning in 
Berlin and Vienna when governments set out to make the mind 
of two empires, using the pattern of a sword and a gun. Yester- 
day millions of men died because of what was taught German 
and Austrian youth the day before. Day after to-morrow rthe 
world will shake to its foundations or will stand ready accord- 
ing to what is taught the youth of China, Japan, and Eussia 
to-day and to-morrow. Who will make that mind according 
to the mind of Christ if the Church of Christ fails? It is be- 
tween the Church of Christ and the forces that oppose him. 
To-day it is in our hands if we are swift and wise. In another 
day it will be beyond us. John Hay said: "The storm center 
of the world has gradually shifted to China. Whoever under- 
stands that mighty empire, socially, politically, economically, 
and religiously, has a key to world politics for the next five 
centuries." 

And another careful student has said: "The trouble being 
prepared by the weakness of China will trouble the world. And 
no clairvoyance is needed to prophesy that if China is unable 
to stand on its feet and control its own affairs innocent people 
the world over will pay taxes for armaments, and those wdio 
are boys to-day will perish on distant battlefields." 

In Japan the problem is slightly different. Japan has her 
children enrolled in her schools, and Christ excluded from 
her schools. Her institutions are laying hold of learning and 
almost letting go of religion. She is acquiring, indeed, has 
largely acquired the weapons and strength of a giant without 
equally absorbing the moral principles which will make her use 
her giant strength aright. The deepest need of both those po- 
tent countries is Christian education. Let us say it again : "The 
youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity." The church 
of Christ must swiftly train those trustees and put them in 
charge of the future. 

What line of approach to this region shall we seek? AVTiat 
shall be the character of our impact upon these millions? If 
it is to be military then let us brace ourselves to wind up the 
world shortly by war. If it is to be commercial then let us 



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resign ourselves to a vulgar and debasing reign of materialism 
and wealth, with the sun of the Spirit gone down in the lives 
of men. If the impact is to be economic, then let us surrender 
our evangel of love and redemption, and join the new crusade 
for economic regeneration and sui)remacy? 

Why say all this to this body ? We know what our lines of ap- 
l)roach, our basis of contact, our strength of impact must be. 
We know whose we are and whom we serve. We know who is 
set to-day as always for the rise and fall of nations. We know 
his modes of entrance into life, his full ministry to human life. 
We saw him set a child in the midst of men, we heard liim 
say: "Ye shall know the truth and be free." We have seen 
schools spring up in his path, schools for children of all ages, 
schools for children of all colors. We know what has been done 
by the colleges and universities that have even partly crowned 
him; colleges in Great Britain, colleges in America, colleges 
in China, colleges in Japan. If the Church of Christ will make 
Christ supreme in all colleges that bear his name and multiply 
tlieir power on the Yangtse, on the Hoangho, in the land of 
the Rising Sun, and in that broken Russia whose rivers run to 
the Arctic, the day can be won. The progress of the Cross waits 
and stops at the dense wall of illiteracy. Gate number one is 
Christian education. 

We could speak of the ministry of healing and overwhelm 
you with figures you would forget. We could speak of the 
ministry of a new industry and a new social life, for which 
the world waits upon us. Or we could speak of that ministry 
of evangelism which makes the atmosphere, supplies the mo- 
tive and the romance of all missionary endeavor. All that will 
be said, must be said. We take our own few moments to hold 
fast to this one deep concern of making the mind, the ideals, the 
intellectual and spiritual forces of those lands now before us, 
Japan, China, and Malaysia will not follow ignorant leader- 
ship. They will not long follow foreign leadership. Will the 
Church of Christ furnish a trained, native, Christian leader- 
ship to those lands and to distracted Russia, adequate to the 
new day of the Lord ? 

If the ideals of those lands be made militaristic, economic or 
materialistic; if in the reaction from their old religions the in- 
tellectual leaders swing clear away from all religion; if Japan's 



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purposes toward China and the purposes of them all toward the 
rest of the world be formed on selfish and imjjerialistic models; 
if they lay the emphasis of life upon the individual, nation or 
race; if they put their own interests above the interests of hu- 
manity; if those nations put the principle of their own flag 
above the eternal, universal principle of Christ's cross, then 
they and the world are ^\:ell lost. 

Never since time began did the Christian Church have a 
louder call to lay hold of the new, rising forces in China, the 
Philippines, Malaysia, and Japan and Korea; to lay hold of 
such Christianity as already exists in eastern Russia, that they 
all may be made strong and sufficient, with help from abroad 
and help from above ; to make the new mind of the lands around 
the Pacific according to the mind of Christ. Our American uni- 
versities, colleges and theological seminaries reaching from 
ocean to ocean are important to the whole world. Beyond our 
dreams, our schools of all grades at Tokyo, Peking, Nanking, 
Foochow, Chentu, Singapore, Seoul and Manila are full of mean- 
ing for the Kingdom. Nothing finer happened than the empty- 
ing of the colleges of the lands for the armies of the Allies. 
Nothing finer can now happen than the pouring of a new, 
full, swift stream of men and women into the making of the 
new, moral, idealistic, spiritual, intellectual life of those lands 
at our western doors. 

We speak of Russia with bated breath and hammering pulse. 
You remember the statement: "Had Protestantism spent forty 
million dollars in Russia in missionary work during the last 
forty years, Russian democracy would have stood the crisis firmly 
and would be worth forty billion dollars in terminating the 
war." But Protestantism did no such wise and fruitful thing. 
Shall we then sit down now and mourn that blunder as though 
mourning it would cure it, or as though nothing could now 
be done ? What the churches did not do was all the crime they 
can bear. What they can now do if they are strong, if they are 
brave, if they are generous, if they are wise, if they are be- 
lieving, and if they are one, may atone for their past failure. 
Russia is not at the end of time. Russia, broken, blind, and 
frantic, may now be made a new republic of God. 

You will not misunderstand our emphasis upon the Pacific 
basin as though there were no other field. It is one out of many 



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and not at all the only one. But concerning this and all the 
others, we regard time as vital. We are too slow and too com- 
placent. We think we have long years for our large plans. 
We shut our eves to the open doors the church has passed in 
its history, to the chances and the choices that went by forever 
while they slowly waited. Out of the fresh grave of Benjamin 
Kidd comes to-day a clarion call for speed: "Civilization can be 
altered so radically and so quickly that the outlook of humanity 
on nearly every fundamental matter can be changed in a single 
generation." "An entire nation may be completely altered in 
character, in outlook, and in motive in a single generation." 
"The history of the future, looking back, will perceive that for 
three centuries there have been no events in the world to com- 
pare in significance and in the lessons which they bear for the 
future with this sudden transformation of modern Japan and 
modern Germany." 

If now we can make a new world in a single generation; 
if our cherished doctrine of sudden individual conversion has 
a social and national meaning; if in its deepest reaches a na- 
tion may have its ideals, its thoughts, its purposes, its character 
transformed in a generation as an individual may in a day; if 
the slow processes of evolution can be overcome by the swifter 
processes of education, emotion, and the Spirit of God working 
upon youth; if in Germany it has been seen that in one genera- 
tion a nation's mind could be made wrong; if Japan is right in 
struggling for the mind of the young and for control of the 
schools; if the passion for the ideal, the passion for perfection, 
the passion for sacrifice, the passion for altruism, the passion 
for humanity can be made in a generation, do you see what the 
church of Christ could do, can do, must do in the Pacific basin 
as the Church of Christ did not do it on the Mediterranean or 
Atlantic shores? Has the church the power to understand? 
Has it the real gift of prophecy, and the true spirit of creation 
and adventure? Do we not hear Isaiah speaking to us to-day 
as we look westward and eastward also : "Who hath heard such 
a thing? Wiio hath seen such things? Shall a land be born 
in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth at once?" "The 
little one shall become a thousand, and the small one a strong 
nation : I, Jehovah, will hasten it in its time." 

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around the Pacific? To build there a new Kingdom of Christ, 
founded not on force or materialism, but on truth and love 
and righteousness. We have the leaves of the tree for the heal- 
ing of the nations. It is our immediate business to apply them 
to the nations. 

We mention briefly the following additional questions: 

RURAL LIFE 

Seventh: What is our chief business at this Conference with 
reference to the rural life of the United States and the world? 
We must endeavor by every means to make an effective church 
wherever men and women live close to the soil. We must re- 
member that our Lord had peculiar relation to people in vil- 
lages and country; that rural life offers special opportunities 
for the work of redemption, uplift and social ministry; that 
usually half the population lives in country and villages; 
that rural life brings its own perils to the souls and lives of 
people; that whole areas of rural life in all lands are untouched 
by the gospel and Church of Christ; that the church must 
bring interest, art, music, social life to persons who will not 
otherwise have it or who will go into other conditions and buy 
it for themselves. We must see to it everywhere that the finan- 
cial and material rewards of a ministry working in country and 
village are not palpably and disproportionately inferior to those 
furnished to ministers in cities. The average salaries show a 
disparity which ought not to be tolerated. 

CITY LIFE 

Eighth : What is our chief business at this Conference with 
reference to the vast problem of city life in America and else- 
where? The city is at once a menace and an opportunity. No- 
where else is Christian work more difficult, more fruitful or more 
important. Nowhere else can the church get such populations, 
such multitudes at close range or deal so immediately with all 
the problems of race and nationality by daily contact. Some 
men do their best work in the city, some others in the country. 
The church should regard the law of fitness and adaptation in 
assigning men. And no special honor or reward should attach 
to workers in one field as compared with men equally able and 



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devoted working in another. City and country should not be 
set over against one another, but should be regarded as one field 
which Christ has set us to cultivate with equal devotion and 
skill. 

THE centenary's FUTURE 

Ninth: What is our chief business at this Conference with 
reference to extending, perpetuating and conserving the out- 
standing features of stewardship, intercession and world vision 
brought to the church in the Centenary movement? To have 
done a commanding thing once is magnificent, but to make the 
Centenai-y principles temporary would be a disaster. A church 
with the world always before its eyes and on its heart; a church 
permanently committed to stewardship of possessions and of life ; 
a church ever practicing intercession as the Master ever lives 
to intercede; a church all at it, always at it, and completely at 
it ought to be the outcome, the large result of the Centenary. 
To lapse back into our old, small ways and small days would be 
tragic. This Conference must see to it that the spirit and 
features which have so greatly profited the church are made 
permanent. In particular should the spirit of evangelism now 
being stressed with such emphasis and being blessed with such 
results become the crowning feature of its life. We do not 
j)lead for an evangelistic ministry alone, nor for occasional 
evangelism and special evangelists, but for an evangelistic 
church, always and in all its activities seeking to fulfill Christ's 
redemptive purpose in the world. The effort to bring people to 
Christ is at the heart of our task. This must go on with in- 
creasing fervor and power through the years. The shout over 
the redeemed must never be allowed to die in our camp. 

EUROPEAN RECONSTRUCTION 

Tenth : What is our chief business at this Conference with 
reference to the reconstruction of Europe? Already we have 
made honorable beginnings and commendable plans. But we 
must not imagine that the need for our largest ])ossible help 
has passed. Every report confirms the opinion that the state 
of Europe is desperate. Hunger, disease, poverty, unrest, dis- 
content, and hate abound everywhere. The vision of present and 
future appalls the millions. Our task is heavy and our call to 



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it urgent. We are as able as any to give material aid for re- 
building ruined homes and reestablishing industry. We are 
more competent than any other kind of body to minister to 
the broken, poisoned spirit of Europe. No new life of happiness, 
prosperity, and i^eace can arise on a foundation of hate, despair, 
and pessimism. What faces us now did not exist four years 
ago. Unless we and other churches of Christ rise in power 
to meet the situation adequately, conditions will grow worse 
instead of better in the lands lately at war and still in con- 
fusion and chaos. 

WORLD PEACE 

Eleventh : What is our chief business at this Conference with 
reference to the new internationalism? Surely we must take 
strong grounds against any more wars and against war itself 
as a method of settling difficulties. Surely we must commit our 
church to the principle that international troubles shall be ad- 
justed by counsel and arbitration, not by guns and slaughter 
of men; that the nations of the world shall be bound together 
by a working Covenant of Peace ; that however it shall be brought 
about, such compromise should be made between the President 
of the United States on one hand and the Senate of the United 
States on the other, as shall secure a real and effective League 
of Nations in which the United States shall have a proper and 
honorable place among the nations of the world in preserving 
the peace and bearing the burdens of the world ; that narrow 
nationalism shall not set itself against world unity and a true 
internationalism; that we shall unite with the churches of all 
countries that are even now seeking to promote international 
friendship and good will; that weak nations shall not be the 
prey and victims of stronger ones; and tliat all nations shall 
reduce armaments and armies, battleships and navies to a 
minimum consistent with safety, and that the vast expenditures 
for fighting purposes" shall be used for educational, industrial 
and domestic welfare instead. 

These questions are neither exclusive nor exhaustive. Others 
of equal importance and weight will rise within the Conference 
and claim your careful consideration. These are presented 
to indicate the kind of subjects that, in our judgment, should 
engage the Conference now assembled. Our failure to mention 



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certain others is due wholly to our full confidence that you 
will faithfully and wisely supply what is lacking in our presen- 
tation. For example, we could have studied with you the prob- 
lem of Americanization witliin the United States, or the problem 
of Latin America, including Mexico, with an interest equal 
to anything we have tried to say. For we firmly believe that the 
best thing the United States can do for Mexico is to supply it 
with teachers, physicians, and evangelical preachers. These 
seem to us far better than cannon and shells as tranquillizing 
agencies. Our possibilities in South America are vast and im- 
mediate. The right contact between the best minds and spirits 
in North America and South America would soon make a new 
civilization in the Western Hemisphere. 



Finally: What is our chief business at this Conference con- 
cerning the personal, spiritual life of ourselves and our church ? 

Conferences ever incline to become absorbed in legislation and 
administration. From General Conference to Quarterly Con- 
ference, through all our ministry and our laity, we have con- 
tinually to guard our souls from loss of freshness and power; 
to make sure that we do always walk in the Spirit. Our hands 
easily wither even when active. Our spiritual life grows feeble, 
either through loss of intellectual vigor or through lack of con-, 
tact with the Holy Spirit. Our living message too often loses 
itself in our methods, or in our commendable eagerness to put 
our program across the line. General Conferences do not usually 
expect to see burning bushes or to hear angels' songs. Sessions 
are long, committee work is hard, legislation is urgent and 
elections important. The Conference is a drain and a strain 
upon the spiritual life of its members. Many spiritually minded 
people dread the coming of a General Conference. They do 
not expect a spiritual thrill to come from it. 

But we come together to-day as a most representative body 
of a church of Jesus Christ. Here our church should reach the 
heights and depths of intellectual and spiritual vision and 
reality. This body must legislate and choose, must make laws 
and elect men for Christ's work, but beyond and beneath all else 
it must be a creative body, making a new spirit, power and life 



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in its own members and in the church. The war is partly over 
and the world is in reaction. While the war was on we talked 
hopefully of the new birth of spirituality that we hoped would 
follow the war. That new birth has not yet come, has not com- 
pletely come anywhere, though it is the one thing supremely 
needful. The world is in commotion and turmoil. The fever 
of the disturbed world is in the veins of the church and it is 
not well to have it so. Somebody must be able to calm the 
tossing waves of human life. A perturbed, fretted church cannot 
do it. We cannot accomplish a spiritual triumph if we are 
ourselves paralyzed with fear, or overwhelmed by dread of 
catastrophe. The church must possess the strength of the 
eternal God in the peace that passes understanding. 

One remembers Mr. Gladstone's sober wards: "I am rather 
painfully impressed with the apprehension that the seen world 
is gaining upon the unseen. The vast expansion of its apparatus 
seems to have nothing to balance it. The church, which was 
the appointed instrument of the world's recovery, seems, taking 
all its branches together, rather unequal to its work." 

And some of you have read the serioys statement of Dr. Hut- 
ton : "Every church just now is living too much by its wits. 
Never did men in office in the church work harder. Never were 
church buildings so constantly in use. Never were appeals more 
insistent. Yet, at the best, 'having done all, we stand.' Such 
success as the churches may claim is not of the highest pos- 
sible quality; it is too much fretted with anxiety and labor. 
It wants certain notes of peace, of fullness, of that confidence 
in God which has the victory over the world." 

The five Premiers of the British Empire met recently and 
declared that the new world order must be built on spiritual 
foundations, on the authority of God and the message of Chris- 
tianity as a whole. Civilization waits everywhere upon the 
spiritual power, the spiritual life and the spiritual message 
of the church. It has been said that the early church 
out-thought, out-lived, and out-died the world around it 
and thus gained its power over that world. The church 
must repeat that early triumph by the superiority of its think- 
ing, the nobility of its living, and its victory over death. It 
cannot speak a master word out of a narrow, or shallow, or 
conventional spiritual life. This General Conference will be 



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tested in history partly l)y the laws it passes, partly by the 
elections it makes, bnt it will be judged chiefly by the new 
vision of (lod it gets and gives, the new breath from God it re- 
ceives and imparts, the new impulse from God it feels and 
transmits to the church. It can get and give a small message, 
hear and utter a small note ; it can dwarf the soul of the church, 
lessen its spiritual value, pare down its life. Or it can remem- 
l)er that the life is more than meat, the soul more than the 
body ; can get and give a vision of God that will give our genera- 
tion a new revelation ; can receive and transmit such new bap- 
tism and impulse as will make the church live again in original 
power; can get such a message as will require to be played upon 
pipe organs and published through golden trumpets. We can 
so live with Christ this month, so live for him, so live like him, 
that calmness, courage, sympathy, love and power will be born 
in us, and that men will take knowledge of us that we have 
been with Jesus and learned of him. Maybe they will say of us 
delegates as they ought to be able to do: "They have heard 
Jesus, hear them speak. They have been with Jesus, look at 
their faces. They have walked with Jesus, see their stride. 
They have been crucified with Jesus, see them march into the 
world's suffering. They are risen with Jesus, see them triumph 
over wrong and death." 

We must do all our appointed tasks. Xo one of them is 
unimportant or without spiritual values and meaning, but in the 
doing of them we must be daily driven into deepest fellowship 
with Christ in his character and life. Unchristlike men are 
utterly futile in the world to-day. We must go perfectly into 
fellowship with Christ in his plans, plans so big that they drive 
us to God as his drove him. We must go into fellowship with 
Christ in his methods and messages alike, the methods that 
will lead us from the Jordan of his baptism past the Mount of 
the Sermon to the Mount of the Crucifixion and the Ascension, 
with the full message to personal, social, political, international 
life. The world breaks at the point of its character. Our min- 
istry is to the world's character. Our supreme need to-day is a 
Christlike character of our own. We must "keep the soul of the 
world alive." 

Once a body of his followers met in an upper room. There 
were men and women from many places, speaking many Ian- 



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guages, as we do to-day. While they were together there came 
from the sky a sound as of a strong, rushing blast of wind; they 
saw tongues as of fire falling on each of them; they were all 
filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak as they never 
had spoken before. Maybe, maybe, as we sit here the prophecy 
of Joel will be fulfilled again. Maybe our sons and daughters 
will speak to this bewildered world like prophets. Maybe our 
young men shall have their eyes opened until they shall see 
clearly the vision of the world that is to be, and see the straight 
way to it. Maybe those of us whose hair is white and whose years 
are many, whose days are few, will be cured of the caution, the 
timidity, the conservatism of age, and dream such dreams that 
we shall leap forward over new paths with the forward-going 
God. Maybe even as we sit here we shall see marvels and wonders 
and the dawn of the day of the Lord, the great and illustrious 
day of salvation in his perfect name. 



This seems our chief business at this Conference and the 
chief business of our whole church. And because it does, here 
and now, at the opening of our session, for ourselves and for 
the whole church, let us reverently and completely rededicate 
ourselves to God, using the language that we repeat when in 
the Holy Communion we remember Christ's death and passion: 
"Here we offer and present unto thee, Lord, ourselves, our 
souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy and living sacrifice 
unto thee; humbly beseeching thee that all we who are mem- 
bers of this body may be filled with thy grace and heavenly bene- 
diction." 

We are here for thirty days. We shall never l)e together again 
as now. Qur time is short. The results of our action are long. 

"Heard are the voices, 
Heard are the sages, 
The worlds and the ages. 
Choose well; your choice is 
Brief and yet endless." 

"Now the God of Peace, who brought again from the dead 
the great shepherd of the shce]) with the blood of an eternal 
covenant, even our Lord Jesus, make you perfect in every good 
thing to do his will, working in us that which is well pleasing 



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in his sight, through Jesus Christ ; to whom be the glory for ever 

and ever. Amen." 

John Heyl Vincent, 

Earl Cranston, 

John William Hamilton, 

Joseph Flintoft Berry, 

William Fraser McDowell, 

William Burt, 

Luther Barton Wilson, 

Thomas Benjamin Neely, 

William Franklin Anderson, 

John Louis jSTuelsen, 

William Alfred Quayle, 

Wilson Seeley Lewis, 

Edwin Holt Hughes, 

Frank Milton Bristol, 

Homer Clyde Stuntz, 

Theodore Sommers Henderson, 

William Orville Shepard, 

Francis John McConnell, 

Frederick De Land Leete, 

Eichard Joseph Cooke, 

Wilbur Patterson Thirkield, 

Herbert W^elch, 

Thomas Nicholson, 

Adna Wright Leonard, 

William Fitzjames Oldham, 

Charles Bayard Mitchell. 

James Mills Thoburn, 
Joseph Crane Hartzell, 
Frank Wesley Warne, 
Isaiah Benjamin Scott, 
John Edward Robinson, 
Merriman Colbert Harris, 
John Wesley Eobinson, 
Eben Samuel Johnson. 



MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS, AND PAPERS 
FOR UNANNOUNCED REFERENCE 

The following Memorials, Resolutions, and Papers were 
passed by the Committee on Reference to the proper committees. 
They are arranged in alphabetical order of Conferences. 



J. L. Brasher presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to course of study. Referred to the Committee on Ed- 
ucation. 

Also a memorial from the same concerning return of Bishop 
Leete. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning the 
amusement question. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning amuse- 
ments. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also two memorials from the Conference on statistical blanks. 
Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also two memorials from the Conference on Unifica'tion. 

Both referred to the Committee on Unification. 

ARKANSAS 

Frederick Getty presented a memorial from delegates from 
Arkansas and Oklahoma Conferences on adjusting boundaries. 
Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on Conference re- 
lations with Madeira Islands. Referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

Also a memorial from Fort Smith District on unification. 
Referred to the Committee on Unification. 

Thomas A. Winkleman presented a memorial from himself 
and others on use of cigai;^ttes. Referred to the Committee 
on Temperance and Prohibition. 

BALTIMORE 

W. W. Barnes presented a memorial from himself and another 
concerning consolidation of benevolent boards. Referred to the 
Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Francis R. Bayley presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning the pastoral office. Referred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

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John R. Edwards presented a memorial from the Conference 
on Washington Advocate, Referred to the Committee on Book 
Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning return of 
Bishop McDowell. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Metro- 
j)olitan Memorial Church, Washington, D. C. Referred to the 
Committee on Home Missions and Churcli Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on molding opinion 
hy the press. 

Also a memorial from Baltimore Preachers' Meeting relating 
to •; 280 in the Discipline. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

John F. Goucher presented a memorial from Baltimore Mis- 
sionary Society concerning Pittsburgh memorial on city mis- 
sionary societies. Referred to the Committee on Home Missions 
and Church Extension. 

J. C. Nicholson presented a memorial from Council of Cities 
relative to city societies. Referred to the Committee on Home 
Missions and Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from Baltimore Preachers' Meeting on mag- 
nifying pastorate. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

George C. Shannon presented a memorial from Lay Electoral 
Conference concerning change in conduct of Quarterly Confer- 
ence. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

BENGAL 

C. H. S. Koch presented a memorial from the Conference on 
the Indian Witness. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on book depositories. 
Both referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on boundaries. Referred 
to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from tlie Conference on Episcopal residence. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to Episcopacy. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Book Concern de- 
positories. 

Also a memorial from himself on amalgamation of Woman's 
Foreign Missionary Society and Board of Foreign Missions. 

Both referred to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

Also a memorial from the Conference requesting legislation 
granting women license to preach. 

Also a memorial from J. P. Meik relative to licensing persons 
to preach, changing ^ 220. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. . 

Also a memorial from the Conference on" placing Central 
Conference of Southern Asia on roll of Conferences. 



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Also a memorial from Central Conference of Southern Asia 
on Episcopal administration and Central Conference authority. 
Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

BOMBAY 

Cora M. Morgan presented a memorial from Central Confer- 
ence of Southern Asia concerning commercial representatives in 
India, lieferred to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

A. A. Parker presented a memorial from Central Conference 
of Southern Asia on enumeration of paragraphs of Discipline. 
Referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to organizing 
Mission Conference. 

Also three memorials from the Conference on boundaries. 

All referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also two memorials from the Conference on course of study. 
Both referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also two memorials from the Annual Conference on Episcopal 
supervision. 

Also a memorial from Xorth Africa Mission concerning Epis- 
copal Area. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning additional 
bishops. 

All referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from North Africa Mission for Mission Con- 
ferences to vote on constitutional questions. 

Also a memorial from North Africa Mission for superintend- 
ents for Mission Conference. 

Also a memorial from North Africa Mission on election of 
delegates to General Conference. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on admission of lay- 
men to Annual Conference. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on the same subject. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

CALIFORNIA 

Carl M. Warner presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to retired ministers as Conference Claimants. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Sacramento, Cal., opposing political designs of Roman hier- 
archy. Referred to the Committee on State of Church. 

Rolla y. Watt presented a memorial from Book Committee 
concerning Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from Book Committee concerning Book 
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Also a memorial from Book Committee pertaining to Book 
Concern. 

All referred to the-Committee on Book Concern, 

Also a memorial from himself on allowances for retired bish- 
ops. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

James II. N. Williams presented a memorial from himself 
and another on rearrangement of boundaries. Referred to the 
Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from Utah Mission, on administration of 
'Bishop McConnell. Referred to the Committee on Episcoj)acy. 

Also a memorial from Pacific Swedish Mission Conference 
concerning the abolition of foreign-speaking Conferences. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from Utali Mission concerning represen- 
tation in General Conference. 

Also a memorial from the Utah Mission on continuance of the 
Mission. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

CALIFORNIA GERMAN 

J. H, Durbahn presented a memorial from Conference dele- 
gates on revision of Discipline. Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from District Meeting concerning ^ 280. 
Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

CENTRAL CHINA 

Harry F. Rowe presented a memorial from the Conference 
on administration of foreign Conferences. Referred to the Com- 
r^'ttee on Foreign Missions. 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS 

W. p. MacVcy presented a memorial from the Conference on 
Episcopal Administration. Referred to the Committee on Episco- 
pacy. 

Also a memorial from Central Illinois Conference concerning 
judicial interpretation. Referred to the Committee on Judici- 
ary. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to joint activi- 
ties of Annual Conferences and general boards. 

Also a memorial from John H. Gillan and others relative to 
connectional finances. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

John T. Jones presented a memorial from the Conference 
on boundaries. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to parish 
boundaries. 

Also a memorial concerning affiliated membership. 



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Both referred to tlie Committee on Temporal Economy. 

W. E. Shaw presented a memorial from Central Illinois 
Conference on boundaries. Referred to the Committee on 
Boundaries. 

CENTKAL MISSOURI 

L. R. Grant presented a memorial from the Central Missouri 
Conference on unification. Referred to the Committee on Uni- 
fication. 

CENTRAL NEW YORK 

F. E. Baldwin presented a memorial from himself and others 
relative to the Book Concern. Referred to the Committee on 
Book Concern. 

W. E.' Brown presented a memorial from Board of Control 
of Epworth League concerning Epworth League Board. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control of Epworth League 
concerning report in Conference minutes for Epworth League. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control of Epworth League 
on work in colored Conferences. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control of Epworth League 
on change in government and creation of Board of Control. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control of Epworth League 
pertaining to duties of pastors to Epworth and Junior Leagues. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control of Epworth League 
on administration expenses of Epworth League. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control Epworth League on 
social privileges in church buildings. 

All referred to the Committee on Epworth League. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on change of Episcopal 
residence. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals 
and homes. Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Edmund M. Mills presented a memorial from General Con- 
ference on industrial conference. Referred to the Committee 
on State of the Church. 

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA 

H. T, Ames presented a memorial from himself on standing 
committees on memorials, etc. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

E. R. Heckman presented a memorial from himself concern- 
ing records for church membership. Referred to the Committee 
on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning week-day religious 
instruction. Referred to the Committee on Sunday Schools. 

Also a memorial from himself on auditing committee for 
local congregation. 



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Also a memorial from himself concerning committee on 
church records. 

Also a memorial from himself pertaining to record book for 
Quarterly Conferences. 

Also a nieniorial from the Conference concerning blank for 
reporting to Annual Conference. 

Also a memorial from himself on report Board of Trustees 
in local congregations. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to one benevo- 
lent board. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

H. L. Jacobs presented a memorial from himself asking sub- 
stitution of Episcopal Areas for General Conference districts. 
Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from members of Central Pennsylvania Con- 
ference on grouping of Annual Conferences. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to appoint- 
ment of preachers. 

Also a memorial from himself and others to remove time limit 
on district superintendency. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 
,M. B. Kicli {)resented a memorial from the Lay Electoral 
Conference regarding election of editors and publishers. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

J. S. Souser presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning commission on our system of making pastoral appoint- 
ments. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning amuse- 
ments. Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Child Welfare. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

J. B. Stein presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning foreign language churches and Conferences. Referred 
to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Emory M. Stevens presented a memorial from the Confer- 
ence asking return of Bishop McDowell. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning president 
of ushers' union being made a member of Quarterly Conference. 
Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from E. M. Stevens relative to church mem- 
bership. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Alvin S. Williams presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning coordination of home missionary societies. Referred 
to the Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference on hospitals 
and homes. Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 



Memorials, Etc., for Unannounced Beference 205 

Also a memorial I'rom himself and others on removal of time 
limit on district superintendents, Eeferred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself on conditions caused by in- 
adequate ministerial sujjport. Eeferred to the Committee on 
State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from himself on report of Benevolent Boards. 

Also a memorial from himself on withdrawal of Lay mem- 
bership. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



CENTRAL TROVIXCES 

D. G. Abbott presented a memorial from himself and another 
relative to local preachers. Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Central Conference of India re- 
garding debt. Eeferred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

Mrs. A. H. Holland presented a memorial from the Con- 
ference on admission of Bible women, etc., to District Confer- 
ences. Eeferred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

CHILE 

Eoberto Elphiek presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning two bishops for Latin America. 

Eoberto Elphiek presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning return of Bishop Oldham. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Central Mission 
Conference for Latin America. Eeferred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

Mrs. Mary E. Harrington presented a memorial from Xorth 
Andes Conference concerning enabling act. Eeferred to the 
Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from North Andes Mission Conference con- 
cerning return of Bishop Oldham. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference on assign- 
ment of bishops. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference asking 
return of Bishop Oldham. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference concern- 
ing appointment of bishops for Latin America. 

All referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference concerning 
regional Conferences. Eeferred to the Committee on Foreign 
Missions. 



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COLORADO 

J. A. Bec'be presented five memorials from W. F. Steele on 
Conference Claimants. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning transfers. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele on local preachers. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning supernumerary 
preachers. 

Also a memorial from AV. F. Steele relating to change in re- 
port blanks. All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning bishops' 
rights. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Social 
Creed. Eeferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele pertaining to election of 
General Conference delegates. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

E. N. Edgerton presented a memorial from Grand Junction 
district on rural church societies. Referred to the Committee 
on Home Missions and Cliurch Extension. 

Also a memorial from secretary of the Conference Announce- 
ment of Transfers. 

Also a memorial from A. F. Ragatz concerning supervision 
of special appointments. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning transfer of 
claimants. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning Conference 
claimants. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning Conference 
claimants' annuity rates. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning quarterly settle- 
ment day and annuity days. All referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele on rights of preparatory 
members. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

D. D. Forsyth presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning foreign language publications. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to foreign 
language papers. Referred to the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions. 

Also a memorial from D. D. Forsyth and others relating to 
l)ublication of periodicals in the United States in foreign lan- 
guages. Referred to the Committee on Sunday Schools. 

C. L. Mead ])resented a memorial from the Conference on 
status of children in spiritual and churchly privileges. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from Colorado Conference conceruino; the 



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adoption of the movement for the salvation of the little child. 
Referred to the Committee on Sunday Schools. 

Robert B. Spencer presented a memorial from W. F. Steele 
on full apportionment for Conference claimants. Referred to the 
Committee on Itinerancy. 

COLUMBIA RIVER 

R. L. Brainard presented a memorial from himself concerning 
Church Advocates. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference concerning 
Yi 69 and 280. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

W. H. H. Forsyth presented a memorial from himself and 
another on change of boundaries. Referred to the Committee 
on Boundaries. 

Frederick G. B. Kemp presented a memorial from First 
Church, Wenatcheo, and other churches of the Conference con- 
cerning Rule 280. 

Also a memorial from Epworth League of the Conference 
concerning Disciplinary Rule 280. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Harold 0. Perry presented a memorial from himself and 
others on uniting Conferences. Referred to the Committee 
on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself on the penal code. Referred 
to the Committee on State of the Church. 

AndreAV Warner presented a memorial from the Conference 
delegates on election of district superintendents. Referred 
to tlie Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from Walla Walla District Conference con- 
cerning creating area Conferences. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 



Orien E. Boyce presented a memorial from the Conference, 
on preparatory membership. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on transfer of church 
membersliip. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

G. T. Notson presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning the case of Rev. F. P. Blackmore. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning the 
appointment of district superintendents. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Itinerancy. 

DELAWARE 

David H. Hargis presented a memorial from district super- 



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inteudents of the Conference on colored work in Bronx. Referred 
to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself and another concerning colored 
work^ Referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church 
Extension. 

DES MOINES 

Jolui L. Hillman presented a memorial from W. H. Ship- 
man concerning his appeal to the General Conference. Referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

M. R. Talley presented a memorial from himself and others 
relating to leave of absence. Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

E. W. Weeks presented a memorial from lay delegates, At- 
lantic District, concerning Centenary legislation. 

Also a memorial from himself regarding Centenary. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Fred N. Willis presented a memorial from the Conference 
on Conference course of study. Referred to the Committee on 
Education. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning forming 
Iowa into an Episcopal area. 

Also a memorial from the Conference referring to Iowa Epis- 
copal Area. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals. 
Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on amending § 3, 
^46, Article 10, Constitution. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Conference 
claimants. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 



W. J. Blood presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning hospitals. Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference on foreign 
language Conferences. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference concerning 
admission of laymen to Annual Conference. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Sunday 
school literature for children. Referred to the Committee on 
Sunday Schools. 

George Elliott presented a memorial from the Conference on 
foreign language Conferences. Referred to the Committee on 
Boundaries, 



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Also a memorial from the Episcopal area on return of Bishop 
Henderson. 

Also a memorial from himself on area boundaries. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on coordinating home 
mission agencies. Referred to the Committee on Home Missions. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals. 
Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from Detroit Conference relative to the Con- 
ference Claimants. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy.. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on annual church meet- 
ing. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

A. L. Parker presented a memorial from Eleventh General 
Conference district concerning Episcopal residence in Indian- 
apolis. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

H. Lester Smith presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning substitution of area system for General Con- 
ference district. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries, 

EAST GERMAN 

John G. Lutz presented a memorial from the Conference on 
Memorial of Newark Conference relating to coordination of 
home missionary organizations. Referred to the Committee on 
Home Missions. 

John G. Lutz presented a memorial from the Conference ask- 
ing return of Bishop Wilson. Referred to the Committee on 
Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on foreign language 
Conferences. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on general board for 
hospitals and homes. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on date of financial 
year. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

EAST MAINE 

J. H. Gray presented a memorial from district superin- 
tendents of Boston Area on return of Bishop Hughes. Referred 
to the Committee on Episco])acy. 

A. E. Morris presented a memorial from the Conference on 
assignment of Bishop Hughes. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Conference concerning assign- 
ment of Bishop Hughes. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning financial 
aid to students preparing for life service. Referred to the Joint 
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Abram W. Harris presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning reciprocal membership in boards. 

Also a memorial from himself on establishment of student 
churclu's at educational institutions. 

Both referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning secretarial assistance 
for bisho])S. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning Episcopal super- 
vision of city areas. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on a prayer in the 
ritual. Pveferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from himself on Centenary continuation. Ke- 
f erred to the Conunittee oh Temporal Economy. 

EAST TENNESSEE 

Judson S. Hill presented a memorial from the Conference on 
boundary of said Conference. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on boundaries. 

Both referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference asking return of Bishop 
Bristol. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

EASTERN SOUTH AMERICA 

F. A. Barroetavena presented a memorial from the Conference 
on Central Mission Conference for Latin America. Referred 
to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Episcopal 
residences. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Episcopal super- 
vision in Latin America. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Henry J. Risler presented a memorial from the Lay Electoral 
Conference concerning return of Bishop Oldham. Referred to 
the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference on Central 
Conference for Latin America. Referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

EASTERN SWEDISH 

Gerhard Becker presented a memorial from the La} Electoral 
Conference on bi-lingual work. Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

Herman Young presented a memorial from the Conference on 
foreign-speaking Conferences, Referred to the Committee on 
Boundaries. 

ERIE 

W. M. Pierce presented a memorial from himself and others 



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concern iug salaries of stenographers of ellective general super- 
intendents. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

FIXLAXD 

G. A. Simons presented a memorial from himself and another 
on permission to divide Finland Conference. Referred to the 
Committee on Temporal Economy. 

FLORIDA 

H. W. Bartley presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning South Florida Mission. Referred to the Committee 
on Boundaries. 

G. D. Rogers presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning delegates' expenses. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from Bradento^vn Church, on Sunday school 
conventions, etc. Referred to tlie Committee on Sunday Schools. 

J. Harvey Smith presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning election of bishops of African descent. Referred to 
the Committee on Episcopacy. 

James S. Todd presented a memorial from the South Florida 
Mission and Florida Annual Conference, asking enabling act 
to organize South Florida Mission into Annual Conference. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference asking return of Bishop 
Leete. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on division of Book 
Concern dividends. 

Also a memorial from himself on support of pastors and dis- 
trict superintendents. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 



Ray Allen presented a memorial from General Deaconess 
Board on Deaconess work. Referred to the Committee on 
Deaconess Work. 

Alton M. Blake presented a memorial from himself concern- 
ing amendment of ^514, the section beginning "Will yeu con- 
tribute,'* etc. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

D. IST. Calkins presented a memorial from Genesee Confer- 
ence concerning return of Bishop Burt. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy. 

Charles E. Guthrie presented a memorial from himself con- 
cerning intermediate chapters Epworth League. Referred to the 
Committee on Epworth League. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Epworth 



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League and Board of Foreign Missions. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions. 



E. J. Hammond presented a memorial from Georgia Confer- 
ence concerning printing Scriptures. Ref-jrred to the Com- 
mittee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference asking return of Bishop 
Leete. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from Georgia Conference on statistical 
records. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning substitution of 
Episcopal Areas for General Conference districts. Referred to 
the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Unification. 

GULF 

F. W. Loy presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning Episcopal Areas. Referred to the Committee on 
Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on ministerial sup- 
port. Referred to'the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from J. ^Y. Yogan and others relative to 
state of the church. Referred to the Committee on State of 
the Church. 

Also a memorial from J. W. Vogan and others on unification. 
Referred to the Committee on Unification. 



S. C. Brown presented a memorial from the Conference on 
Sunday school literature. Referred to the Committee on Sun- 
day Schools. 

R. L. Stapleton presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning motion pictures. Referred to the Committee on 
State of the Church. 



J. E. Baker presented a memorial from La Grande Listrict 
concerning boundaries. Referred to the Committee on Bound- 
aries. 

E. C. S. Brainard presented a memorial from Boise and Poca- 
tello Districts relative to the boundaries and names. Referred 
to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself and another relative to Con- 
ference Board of Home Missions and Church Extension. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church Exten- 
sion. 



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Also a memorial from himself and others concerning church 
location. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to laymen 
in the Annual Conference. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy, 

W. A. Winters presented a memorial from himself with refer- 
ence to Apostles' Creed. Referred to the Committee on State 
of the Church. 

ILLINOIS 

E. M. Antrim presented a memorial from himself and others 
relative to evangelism. Referred to the Committee on Home 
Missions and Church Extension. 

Ira B, Blackstock presented a memorial from Shiloh Church, 
of the Conference, concerning Bible in public schools. Referred 
to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from Shiloh Church, Morrisville, Ohio, on 
amusements. Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

W. J. Davidson presented a memorial from members of the 
Conference on doing away with missionary bishops. Referred 
to the Committee on Ejjiscopacy. 

Joseph C. Xate presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning wage of college teachers. Referred to the 
Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to religious 
training of Methodist students in schools other than Methodist 
schools. Referred to the Committee on Home Missions and 
Church Extension. 

J. W. Van Cleve presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning enabling act affecting the Illinois and Central 
Illinois Conferences. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Episco- 
pal areas. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning reor- 
ganization of benevolent work. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relating to charters 
of boards and institutions. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning unifi- 
cation. Referred to the Committee on Unification. 



J. C. Shirk presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning Psalter. Referred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

John M. Walker presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning a rural church paper. Referred to the Committee 
on Book Concern. 



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Also a memorial from the three Indiana Conferences on 
Episcopal residence and area. Ecferred to the Committee on 
Episco])acy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning trial of 
a church member. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning revision 
of responsive readings. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on social creed. 

All referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

John S. Ward presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning boundaries. Eeferred to the Committee on Bound- 
aries. 



A. N. Jarvis presented a memorial from himself and others 
relative to church membership. Eeferred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

E. E. Phelps presented a memorial from la3anen's association 
of the Conference on licensing vromen to preach. Eeferred to 
the Committee on Itinerancy. 

U. S. Smith presented two memorials from the Conference 
on amusements. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

KANSAS 

W. A. Keve presented a memorial from the Conference rela- 
tive to its boundaries. Eeferred to the Committee on Bound- 
aries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning course of 
study. Eeferred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from Japan Mission Council on Episcopal 
supervision. Eeferred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning, chaplains 
for hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to Board of 
Hospitals and Homes. 

Both referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning licensing and or- 
daining of women. Eeferred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from Japan Mission Council concerning 
traveling expenses of representatives. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on employment of lay- 
men in financial enterprises. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on merger of benevo- 
lent boards. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on status of women in 
church. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



Memorials, Etc., for Unannounced Reference 215 

0. G. Markham presented a memorial from the Lay Electoral 
Conference concerning boundaries. Referred to the Committee 
on Boundaries. 

Also, a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference on ordina- 
ation of women. Eeferred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference on uni- 
fication. Eeferred to the Committee on Unification. 

KENTUCKY 

Emery R. Overley presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning hospitals and homes for the aged. Eeferred to the 
Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Sunday sessions of 
Annual Conferences. Eeferred to the Committee on State of 
the Church. 

Alvin S. Bennet presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning pastoral duties. Eeferred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

KIANGSI 

Chi-ping Hu presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning boundaries. 

Also a memorial from Eastern Asia Central Conference on 
boundaries. 

Both referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from Eastern Asia Central Conference on 
Episcopal areas in Eastern Asia. 

Also a memorial from Eastern Asia Central Conference on 
Episcopal residences in Eastern Asia. 

Also a memorial froni' Eastern Asia Central Conference on 
return to Korea of Bishoj) Welcli. 

Also a memorial from Eastern Asia Central Conference ask- 
ing return of Bishop Lewis. 

KW referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from Eastern Asia Central Conference on 
amending the Discipline. 

Also a memorial from Eastern Asia Central Conference con- 
cerning expenses of delegates from Japan Mission Council. 

Also a memorial from Eastern Asia Central Conference to 
define the status of Bible women. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning unification. 
Eeferred to the Committee on Unification. 

KOREA 

W. A. Noble presented a memorial from Central Conference 
of Eastern Asia concerning ex})enses of representatives of Japan 
Mission Council. Eeferred to the Committee on Book Concern. 



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Also a memorial from himself relative to salaries of retired 
-••eneral superinteiideiits and missionary bishops. Referred to 
the Committee on Episeopacy. 

Also a memorial from Central Conference of Eastern Asia 
on amendment of ^^ 422-3. Referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

Also a memorial from Central Conference of Eastern Asia 
concerning unification. Referred to the Committee on Unifi- 
cation. 

LEXINGTON 

J, B. Redmond presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning return of Bishop Anderson. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on areas and bishops 
for colored membership. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

John W. Robinson presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to boundaries. Referred to the Committee on Bound- 
aries. 

E. A. White presented a memorial from the Conference dele- 
gates on creating a department of colored work in the Board 
of Home Missions and Church Extension. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Home Missions. 

LIBERIA 

John H. Reed presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning Episcopal supervision. Referred to the Committee 
on Episcopacy. 

LOUISIANA 

P. W. Kinchen presented two memorials from himself relative 
to lynching. Both referred to the Committee on Temperance, 
Prohibition, and Public Morals. 



J, M. Arters presented a memorial from the Conference on 
chaplains in army and navy. Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on close of Conference 
year and general benevolences. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

D. B. Holt presented a memorial from the Conference on re- 
turn of Bishop Hughes. Referred to the Committee on Epis- 
copacy. 

MALAYSIA 

W. T. Cherry presented a memorial from Netherlands Indies 
Mission Conference and Central Conference of Southern Asia 
concerning enabling act. 



Memorials, Etc., for Unannounced Reference 217 

Also a memorial from Netherlands Indies Mission Conference 
concerning enabling act. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning reorganiza- 
tion Netherlands Indies Mission Conference. 

All referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

W. T. Cherry presented a memorial from Malaysia, Philip- 
pine Islands, and Southern Asia Conferences on Episcopal 
supervision. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself on Episcopal visitations. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

MEXICO 

L. B. Salmans presented a memorial from the Conference on 
Episcopal residences. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to armed 
intervention in Mexico. Referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Missions. 

MICHIGAN 

George A. Brown presented a memorial from the Conference 
on basis of distribution of Book Concern dividends. Referred 
to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to foreign 
language Conferences. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to Confer- 
ence Journals. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concurring in memorial 
of National Hospital Association, 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning non- 
resident members. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Hugh Kennedy presented a memorial from Michigan Chris- 
tian Advocate Publishing Company on Michigan Christian Ad- 
vocate. Referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

P. J. Maveety presented a memorial from Freedmen's Aid 
Society concerning the Freedmen's Aid Society. Referred to the 
Committee on Freedmen's Aid Society. 

Also a memorial from the Freedmen's Aid Society concerning 
the benevolent boards and the Centenary. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from board of managers of the Freedmen's 
Aid Society on unification. Referred to the Committee on 
Unification. 

Lewis T. Wilmarth presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning annuity bonds. Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



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Also a memorial from himself and others concerning tithing 
clubs. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



MIXXESOTA 

Frank Doran j)rescnted a memorial from the National Meth- 
odist Hospitals Association concerning hospitals. Referred to 
the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals 
and homes. Referred to tlie Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Gilbert Guttersen presented a memorial from \V. L. Smithies 
and others on General Conference membership. Referred to 
the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

S. F. Kerfoot presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning boundaries. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from liimself and others concerning bound- 
aries relating to Minnesota and Xorthern German Conferences. 
Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

B. F. Koch presented a memorial from Mankato District on 
changing articles of religion. Referred to the Committee on 
State of the Church. 



W. F. Burris presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning course of study. Referred to the Committee on Edu- 
cation. 

Also a memorial from delegates from the Conference asking 
return of Bishop Quayle to area. Referred to the Committee on 
Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals. 
Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from himself and others' concerning super- 
numerary ministers. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning trial of church 
members. 

Also a memorial from Saint Joseph District relating to re- 
vision of Discipline. Both referred to the Committee on State 
of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on disposition of non- 
resident members. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on election of lay 
delegates. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning Quarterly Con- 
ference business. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on discontinuing foreign 
language Conferencces. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning rec- 
ords, blanks, etc. 



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Also a memorial from the Conference concerning benevolent 
boards. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on records, blanks, etc. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on unification. 

All referred to the Committee on Unification. 

Also a memorial from First Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Savannah, Missouri, on unification. 

Also a memorial from First Church, Saint Joseph, Missouri, 
on unification. 

All referred to the Committee on Unification. 

NEBRASKA 

M. E. Gilbert presented a memorial from himself concern- 
ing educational funds. Eeferred to the Committee on Education. 

Anton Hansen presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning publications. Eeferred to the Committee on Book 
Concern. 

George W. Isham presented a memorial from himself and 
others relative to representation of Mission Conferences. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

I. B. Schreckengast presented a memorial from Board of 
Examiners of Nebraska concerning course of study. Eeferred 
to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from W. H. M. Society of the Conference 
concerning public service. Eeferred to the Committee on Home 
Missions and Church Extension. 



Fred Clare Baldwin presented a memorial from Executive 
Committee, Francis Asbury Memorial Association; report of 
the Executive Committee. Eeferred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

M. S. Daniels presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning printing and publishing. Eeferred to the Committee 
on Book Concern. 

John E. Fisher presented a memorial from himself and others 
relative to Epworth League. Eeferred to the Committee on 
Epworth League. 

F. J. Hubach presented a memorial from himself and others 
on licensing local preachers. 

Also a memorial from himself and others defining duti^ of 
preacher in charge. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on protection of 
pastoral relation. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning support 
of retired local preachers. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 



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Also a memorial from himself aud others relative to homes 
for district superintendents. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning church member- 
ship. 

Also a memorial from Newark Conference on substitution of 
a Church Conference for Quarterly Economy. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

G. Rowland Munroe presented a memorial from himself -and 
others concerning preparatory members. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning with- 
drawals from church membership. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Ealph B. Urmv presented a memorial from Newark Confej.'- 
ence concerning return of Bishop Wilson. 

Also a memorial from official board of Suffern Church, New 
York, by W. E. Palmer, pastor, concerning Bishop Wilson. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from B. H. McCoy and others, asking mini- 
mum pastor's salary be $1,500. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on appointment of 
preachers. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on equal standing of 
men and women in the ministry. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on safeguarding the 
pastoral office. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning financial 
statistics. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning simplifica- 
tion of statistical blank. 

Also a memorial from F. C. Mooney and another on General 
Conference benevolences. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on raising connectional 
quotas. 

Also a memorial from the Conference dealing with coordina- 
tion of home missionary organizations. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to statistical 
reports. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

NEAV ENGLAND 

L. J. Birney presented a memorial from W. B. Van Valken- 
burg concerning auditing Centenary treasurer's books. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

NEW ENGLAND SOUTHEEN 

J. I. Bartholomew presented a memorial from himself and 
others on distribution of Centenary funds. 



Memorials, Etc., for Unannounced Reference 221 

Also a memorial from himself and another on industrial in- 
stitutions. 

Both referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church 
Extension. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning legality 
of property titles. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning title 
to property. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

J. Francis Cooper presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning deaconess legislation. Keferred to the Committee 
on Deaconess Work. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on continuance of 
Episcopal residence in Boston and Bishop Hughes as resident 
bishop. Eeferred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning coordina- 
tion of home missions organizations. Referred to the Committee 
on Home Missions and Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on appointing a com- 
mission to study amalgamation of foreign-speaking groups. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to Article 280 
in Discipline. Referred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on reporting disciplin- 
ary benevolences to Annual Conference. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Temporal Economy. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Edgar Blake presented a memorial from Freedmen's Aid 
Society, Board of Sunday Schools, and Board of Education on 
division of bequests to consolidated boards. Referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Also a memorial from Board of Sunday Schools pertaining 
to the Board of Sunday schools. Referred to the Committee 
on Sunday Schools. 

Also a memorial from Centenary Conservation Commission 
relative to the Centenary. Referred to the Committee on Tem- 
poral Economy. 

Adolphus Linfield presented a memorial from the Confer- 
ence concerning hospitals and homes. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Hospitals and Homes. 

Adolphus Linfield presented a memorial from the Confer- 
ence concerning foreign language Conferences. 

Adolphus Linfield presented a memorial from the Confer- 
ence concerning correlation of connectional boards. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



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NEW JERSEY 

H. P. Bennett presented a memorial from First Church, Col- 
lingswood, X. J., concerning course of study. Referred to the 
Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from Collingswood, N. J., concerning \ 280. 

Also a memorial from the First Church, Collingswood, IST. J., 
concerning orthodox hooks. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from First Church of Collingswood, N. J., 
concerning Sunday school literature. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Sunday Scliools. 

Also a memorial" from First Church, Collingswood, N. J., 
concerning class meetings. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

John R. Mason presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning boundaries between New Jersey and Newark Con- 
ferences. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from Chaplain A. C. Oliver, Jr., of the 
U. S. Army on educational opportunities in U. S. Army and 
Navy. Referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from the Conference asking return of Bishop 
Berry. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on the memorial of the 
Newark Conference relating to coordination of home missionary 
organizations. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning memorial 
of Wisconsin Conference relative to foreign language Confer- 
ences. 

Both referred to the Committee on Home Missions and 
Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on memorial from 
Eastern Swedish Conference concerning foreign language Con- 
ferences. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on memorial of New 
York East Conference concerning foreign language Confer- 
ences. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on dropping church 
members from the roll of membership. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to Alabama 
Conference memorial on Article 280 in Discipline. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from C. H. Harden concerning ministerial 
suj)port. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning memorial 
from the Alabama Conference on unification. Referred to the 
Committee on Unification, 



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M. E. Snyder presented a memorial from himself concern- 
ing the creation of a commission on Conference course of study. 
Referred to the Committee on Education, 

Also a memorial from French Mission Conference concerning 
Bishop Anderson. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself relative to ineffective preachers. 
Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Board of Home Missions on disposal 
of defunct churches. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning electing church 
treasurers. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

NEW MEXICO 

S, Alonzo Bright presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning return of Bishop McConnell, Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy, 

NEW YORK 

Richard E. Bell presented a memorial from the Conference on 
\ 280, Referred to the Committee on State of the Church, 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Unification, 

W, H, Brooks presented a memorial from Ismar J, Peritz 
and others on women in the ministry. Referred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself on self-determination of racial 
groups. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy, 

W, Westlake Coons presented a memorial from himself and 
others on Minute Men organization. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

G. W. Grinton presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning safeguarding the pastorate. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Temporal Economy. 

Wallace MacMullen presented a memorial from the Con- 
ference relative to annuity funds. Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

W, H, Van Benschoten presented a memorial from the Lay 
Conference relative to establishing standing committee on hos- 
pitals, etc. 

Also a memorial from A, P, W, Seaman concerning sale and 
mortgage of church property. 

Also a memorial from trustees of John Street Methodist 
Episcopal Church, New York City, concerning its work and 
development. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



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NEW YORK EAST 

Frank L. Brown presented a memorial from the Conference 
with reference to provision for retired local preachers. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference on ad- 
mission of laymen to Annual Conference. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to ^ 280. Re- 
ferred to the Conmiittee on the State of the Church. 

Elmer A. Dent jtresented a memorial from himself concerning 
the licensing of women to preach. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on admission of laymen 
to Annual Conference. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning trustees 
of local church property. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning a Confer- 
ence business manager. 

Also a memorial from George E. Pickard and others concern- 
ing pastor ex officio, a trustee. 

Also a memorial from A. B. Sanford and others on rescinding 
part of ^ 556. 

Also a memorial from W. H. Kidd and others on a Conference 
business manager. 

All referred to the Committee on Teni])oral Economy. 

D. G. Downey presented a memorial from General Conference 
Commission on Courses of Study concerning a permanent com- 
mission on courses of study. Referred to the Committee on Edu- 
cation. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning mis- 
sionary episcopacy. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on amusements. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning John Street 
trust fund. 

Also a memorial from Methodist Historical Society concern- 
ing the priority of American Methodism. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning priority 
of American Methodism. 

Also a memorial from the Conference asking for one benevo- 
lent fund. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

W. W. T. Duncan presented a memorial from the Conference 
on pastors and preaching. Referred to the Committee on Itin- 
erancy. 

W. H. Finch presented a memorial from the Conference on 
legality as to certain use of Conference funds. Referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 



Mcinoruilsj Etc., for U nannounced Reference 225 

Frank A. Home presented a memorial from himself and others 
on allowance for house rent, and clerical assistance for bishops. 
Eef erred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on priority of Ameri- 
can Methodism. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Econ- 
omy. 

A. S. Kavanagh presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to continued relations of Danish Church of Perth 
Amboy, N. J. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to board of 
philanthropies. Referred to the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions and Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference delegation concern- 
ing the organization of area councils. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on organization of 
area council. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

J. B. Morrell presented a memorial from Local Preachers' 
Association concerning support of retired local preachers. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

E. M. North presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning course of study. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning course of 
study. 

Both referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from Commission on Methodist work in 
Europe relative to Episcopal supervision. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from Commission on Methodist work in 
Europe relative to a change in Discipline for foreign Confer- 
ences. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning the cliange of name 
of Board of Foreign Missions and of Board of Home Missions 
and Church Extension. 

Both referred to the Special Committee on Europe, 

Also a memorial from W. E. Carpenter and others relative to 
one receiving treasurer. Referred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy, 

W. N. Rice presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning Conference course of study. Referred to the Committee 
on Education. 

E. G. Richardson presented a memorial from the Conference 
relating to schools in mission fields. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to schools in 
mission ficdds. 

Both referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Conference claim- 
ants. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 



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Also a memorial from himself and another relative to Board 
of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals. Referred to 
the Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on fiscal year for Con- 
ference benevolences. 

Also a memorial from the Conferences on establishing fixed 
fiscal year. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

John Roberts presented a memorial from the Local Preachers* 
Association of the Conference concerning the authorization of 
local preachers to administer the Lord's Supper. Referred to 
the Committee on Itinerancy. 

A. P. Sloan presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning enabling act pertaining to Latin-America Mission. 
Referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church 
Extension. 

Also a memorial from Methodist Historical Society of New 
York, pertaining to the John Street Church, Xew York City. 

Also a memorial from H. K. Carroll and others relative to 
John Street Church, New York City. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

NORTH CAROLIXA 

R. B. McRary presented a memorial from himself and others 
relative to establishing a mission in Port Au Prince. Referred 
to the Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension. 

R. W. Winchester presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning Episcopal areas. Referred to the Committee 
on Episcopacy. 

NORTH DAKOTA 

R. A. Lathrop presented a memorial from himself for the 
appointment of special committee to investigate financial ad- 
ministration of the church. 

Also a memorial from himself on amendment of ]f 38 of Dis- 
cipline. 

Also a memorial from himself asking for special committees 
to investigate financial administration of the church. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

NORTH INDIA 

S. B. Finch presented a memorial from the Conference ask- 
ing exemption of India from application of sub-paragraph 3 
of \ 221, Discipline, 1916. Referred to the Committee on Itin- 
erancy. 

N. K. Mukerji presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning Epworth League. Referred to the Committee on 
Epworth League. 



Memorials, Etc., for Unannounced Reference 227 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning admis- 
sion of Indian laymen into Annual Conferences. Referred to 
the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to ^ 280 in 
Discipline. Referred to the Committee on Temperance, Pro- 
hibition, and Public Morals. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to a Central 
Conference of Southern Asia. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

C. D. Rockey presented a memorial from the Conference rel- 
ative to ritual on admission to full membership. Referred to 
the Committee on State of the Church. 

J. N. West presented a memorial from the Conference rela- 
tive to boundaries between North India and Northwest India 
Conferences. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on appreciation of 
Centenary leadership. Referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Missions. 

Also a memorial from Central Conference of Southern Asia 
concerning change in Discipline, § 3, ^ 221. Referred to the 
Committee on Itinerancy. ^ 

Also a memorial from Central Conference of Southern Asia 
on changing wording of ^ 90, § 7, Discipline. Referred to the 
Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning India 
marriage act. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to laymen in 
Annual Conferences. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to number of 
ministers and laymen in Annual Conference. Referred to the 
Committee on Temporal Economy. 

NORTH INDIANA 

r. B. Fisher presented a memorial from himself and another 
relating to Ecuador. 

Also a memorial from Panama Mission relating to an enabling 
act. 

Also a memorial from himself and another relative to change 
of boundary. 

All referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relative to the 
Interchurch World Movement. Referred to the Committee on 
Unification. 

Frank W. Greene presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to Book Concern. Referred to the Committee on Book 
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Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference concerning 
an Episcopal ;iroa. Eel'orred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference to es- 
tahlish standing committee on hospital, liomes, and philan- 
thropic institutions. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference relative 
to change of ^ 1 10, record of membersliip. 

Also a memorial from Laymen's Association on removal of 
members from rolls. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

W. W. Martin presented a memorial from himself on life 
work decisions. Referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control, Epwortli League 
on changing name of board. 

Also a memorial from Board of Control, Epworth League 
on Epworth League institutes. 

Both referred to the Committee on Epworth League. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning parson- 
age trustees. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

E. Starbuck presented a memorial from the Lay Electoral 
Conference on establishing a standing committee on hospitals, 
homes, and philanthropies. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

R. J. Wade presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning Bishop Nicholson. Referred to the Committee on 
Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from D. V. Williams and others concerning 
General Minutes for Conference secretaries. Referred to the 
Committee on Itinerancy. 

NORTH MOXTAXA 

E. Augusta Ariss presented a memorial from the Conference 
on Deaconess work. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Deaconess. 

Both referred to the Committee on Deaconess Work. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference concerning 
^280 in Discipline. Referred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

J. A. Martin presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning course of study. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Conference course 
of study. 

Both referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on continuance of 
Helena Area. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on amusements. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning ^ 280 in 
the Discipline. 



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Both rol'erred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning collection 
of statistics and administration of benevolent funds. Eeferred 
to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



XORTH-EAST OHIO 

F. I. Johnson j)resented a memorial from a special committee 
on stewardship in the Conference pertaining to stewardship. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning steward- 
ship. 

Also a memorial from Columbus, Ohio, preachers' meeting on 
consolidation and location of the boards. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from F. I. Johnson relating to District Super- 
intendents' Conference. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to District Su- 
perintendents' Conference. 

Also a memorial from L. T. Freeland relating to District 
Superintendents' Conference. 

Also a memorial from himself on District Superintendents' 
Conference. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference of Northern 
Minnesota on course of study. Referred to the Committee on 
Education. 

George W. Orcutt presented a memorial from Trinway charge 
concerning amusements. Eeferred to the Committee on State 
of the Church. 

J. C. Smith presented a memorial from Norwalk District 
with reference to amusements. Referred to the Committee 
on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from himself on invested funds. Referred to 
the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

H. A. Truesdale presented a memorial from stewardship 
secretary of Cincinnati Area concerning Sunday school lessons 
on stewardship and tithing. Referred to the Committee on 
Sunday Schools. 

Ernest Lynn Waldorf presented a memorial from commission 
on boundaries referring to boundaries. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals, 
children's homes, etc. Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning ordination 
of women. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning lay repre- 
sentation in Annual Conferences. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 



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NORTHERX GERMAN 

J, J. Hoffman presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning union of N'orthern Orman Conference with Minnesota 
Conference. Eef erred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

NORTHERN MINNESOTA 

Joseph B. Hingeley presented a memorial from Board of 
Conference Claimants concerning care of Conference claimants. 
Referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from himself and others protesting against 
enabling act. 

Also a memorial from Northern German Conference asking 
enabling act allowing Northern German Conference to merge 
with the English Conferences in Avhose territory its work lies. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on union of Minnesota 
and Northern Minnesota Conferences. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning foreign 
language Conferences. 

All referred to the Committee on Boundaries.- 

Also a memorial from the Conference on coordination of home 
mission work. Referred to the Committee on Home Missions 
and Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals. 
Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from Board of Conference Claimants con- 
cerning care of Conference claimants. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to discontinu- 
ing foreign language Conferences. 

Also a memorial from W. F. Steele concerning Conference 
claimants. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from Methodist Federation for Social Union 
relating to the church and the industrial situation. Referred 
to the Committee on State of the Church, 

NORTHERN NEW YORK 

S. J. Greenfield presented a memorial from himself concern- 
ing retired ministers. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

G. F. Shepherd presented a memorial from W. H. H. Forsyth 
relative to membership card. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

NORTHWEST INDIA 

Benson Baker presented a memorial from the Conference 
on boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning boundaries. 
Both referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 



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Also a memorial from himself and others on Episcopal resi- 
dences. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

G. L. Lorenzo presented a memorial from the Conference on 
ordination of women. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 



NORTHWEST INDIANA 

T. J. Bassett presented a memorial from the Conference on 
amusements, ^ 341, § 2, Discipline. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning annuity 
claims of widows. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Marvin Campbell presented a memorial from himself and 
others on consolidation of Advocates and periodicals, lleferred 
to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Henry L. Davis presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning education. Referred to the Committee on Educa- 
tion. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Episcopal 
assignments. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself on District Superintendents' 
claims. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from First M. E. Sunday School, South 
Bend, Indiana, on Sunday school literature. Referred to the 
Committee on Sunday Schools. 

NORTHWEST IOWA 

0. F. Bartz presented a memorial from the Laymen's Associa- 
tion concerning unification of church papers. Referred to the 
Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference asking return of Bishop 
Stuntz. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Laymen's Association on establish- 
ing evening for prayer meetings. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

Charles H. Beacham presented a memorial from Fort Dodge 
District Conference on district superintendents' salary. Referred 
to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

0. M. Bond presented a memorial from Fort Dodge, Iowa, 
Trades and Labor Assembly concerning trades and labor. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Herbert Clegg presented a memorial from himself and others 
referring to record of ministerial service. Referred to the Coror 
mittee on Itinerancy. 

E. W. Gates presented a memorial from Inter Conference for 
South Africa asking for Central Conference for South Africa. 
Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 



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NORTHWEST KANSAS 

M. L. Wifkman presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning boundaries. Referred to the Committee on Bound- 
aries. 

NORTHWEST NEBRASKA 

E. D. Gideon presented a memorial from the Conference and 
Nebraska Conference concerning boundaries. Referred to the 
Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning colored 
bishops. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning revision. 
Referreil to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from liimself and others concerning revision 
of \ 72 in Discipline. Referred to the Committee on State of 
the Church. 



Oscar Sveudsen presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning their church pai)er. Referred to the Committee on 
Book Concern. 

NORWEGIAN AND DANISH 

John J. Moe presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning areas. Referred to tlie Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from })astor and Epworth League of tlie 
Norwegian and Danish Church, Duluth, Minn., concerning 
Article 280 in Discipline. 

Also a memorial from pastor and membership of Duluth, 
Minn., First Norwegian and Danish Church, concerning Article 
280 in Discipline. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

OHIO 

J. C. Arbuckle presented a memorial from Chillicothe, Ohio, 
District Conference on election of bishops. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Episco- 
pal residence in Cincinnati. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from Chillicothe District on the rights of sec- 
retaries of boards. Referred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy. 

T. H. Campbell presented a memorial from the Conference 
on boundaries. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning the Con- 
ference course of study. 

Also a memorial from the Conference ou Conference course 
of study. 



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Both referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on limiting power of 



Also a memorial from the Conference on limited tenure of 
bishops. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals 
and homes. 

Also a memorial from the Conference referring to foreign- 
speaking preachers. 

Both referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church 
Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Lord's Day Alliance. 
Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning endowment 
funds. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

OKLAHOMA 

H. B. Collins presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to amusements. Referred to the Committee on State 
of the Church. 

Loren D. Corning presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning assignment of Bishop Shepard. Referred to the 
Committee on Episcopacy. 

C. F. Eberlee presented a memorial from the Conference re- 
ferring to Episcopal residence. Referred to the Committee on 
Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on election of delegates 
to Lay Electoral Conferences, Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

I. F. Roach presented a memorial from the Conference re- 
lating to Conference claimants. Referred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on foreign language 
Conferences. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

W. M. Short presented a memorial from the Conference on 
Conference boimdaries. Referred to the Committee on Bound- 
aries. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on amendment of 
Discipline as to churcli property. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

W. H. Wilcox presented a memorial from the Conference 
providing for one benevolent board. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

OREGON 

D. H. Leech presented a memorial from himself and others 



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on i^radi'd Sunday school lessons. Kef erred to the Committee 
on Sunday Sehools. 

Joshua Stansfield presented a memorial from Portland, Ore- 
gon, ])reaehers' meeting concerning year's leave of absence. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning child 
welfare work. Referred to the Committee on Temporal Econ- 
omy, 

W. W. Youngson presented a memorial from Oregon Confer- 
ence on Portland Book Depository. Referred to the Committee 
on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from Oregon Conference concerning bound- 
aries. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning deaconess 
work. Referred to the Committee on Deaconess Work. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on retiring bisliops. Re- 
ferred to tlie Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from Hiram Gould relating to Conference 
claimants. 

xllso a memorial from the Conference relating to year's leave 
of absence. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on memorial of Xewark 
Conference concerning modification of system of making ap- 
pointments. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on foreign language 
Conferences. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on course of study. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on consolidating be- 
nevolent boards. 

Also a memorial from Quarterly Conference of the Washing- 
ton District of the Pacific Swedish Mission Conference against 
the dissolution of said Conference. 

Also a memorial from Carl G. Doney and another on life 
service. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

PHILADELPHIA 

George H. Bickley presented a memorial from the Confer- 
ence concerning Centenary conservation. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on State of the Church. 

Charles. M. Boswell presented a memorial from the Confer- 
ence asking return of Bishop Berry, Referred to the Committee 
on Episcopacy, 

Also a memorial from Lancaster County Methodist Episcopal 
Ministerial Association on laws of church membership. 

Also a memorial from Lancaster County Methodist Episcopal 
Ministerial Association on appointment of Conference evangelist. 



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Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to evangelists. 
Referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church Ex- 
tension. 

Also a memorial from himself and another concerning the 
church ritual. Referred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

Also a memorial from Trustees of Chartered Fund on report of 
Chartered Fund. Referred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy. 

G. Bickley Burns presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to church membership. Referred to the Committee on 
State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from Fletcher Church, Philadelphia, con- 
cerning non-resident members. 

Also a memorial from Fletcher Church, Philadelphia, 
Quarterly Conference on non-resident members. 

Also a memorial from himself on apportionments for benevo- 
lences. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

W. H. G. Gould presented a memorial from the Conference on 
meetings of Board of Home Missions and Church Extension. 
Referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church Ex- 
tension. 

Also a memorial from himself relative to benevolence boards. 
Referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

G. W. Henson presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning course of study. Referred to the Committee on Edu- 
cation. 

Alpha G. Kynett presented a memorial from League of 
the friends of Korea concerning Korea. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions. 

John G. Wilson presented a memorial from the Conference 
on pastor's tabulating sheet. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 

M. A. Rader presented a memorial from himself and another 
on a branch Book Concern at Manila, P. I. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on subsidy for Philip- 
pine Observer. 

Both referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Bishop 
McConnell. 

Also a memorial from himself and another on branch Book 
Concern at Manila, P. I. 

Both referred to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning ordination 



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of women and parental vows at baptism of children. Referred 
to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

PITTSBURGH 

W. F. Conner presented a memorial from himself on location 
of preachers. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning the lo- 
cation of preachers. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Harvey Henderson presented a memorial from North Avenue 
Sunday School, Pittsburgh, on Sunday School literature. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Sunday Schools. 

R. F. Hopwood presented a memorial from Lay Electoral 
Conference of Pittsburgh, on course of study. Referred to the 
Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference concerning 
hospitals. Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from Pittsburgh Lay Electoral Conference 
concerning Sunday School literature. Referred to the Committee 
on Sunday Schools. 

Elmer L. Kidney presented a memorial from Woman's Home 
Missionary Society concerning Deaconess work. 

Also a memorial from Woman's Home Missionary Society 
concerning Deaconess Work. 

Both referred to tlie Committee on Deaconess Work. 

Also a memorial from himself on work in United States 
Army. Referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church 
Extension. 

Also a memorial from Lay Electoral Conference concerning 
hospitals. Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from himself and another on coordination 
benevolent boards. Referred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy. 

J. W. Kinnear presented a memorial from himself relative 
to the admission of members to the church. Referred to the 
Committee on Temporal Economy. 

ROCK RIVER 

C. C. Darnall presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning lay representatives in Annual Conferences. Referred 
to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

E. 11. Forkel presented a memorial from W. C. Godden 
and others relative to church boards. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

H. S. Henschen presented a Memorial from Chicago Meth- 
odist Preachers' Meeting concerning amusements. Referred to 
the Committee on State of the Church. 

T. F. Holgate presented a memorial from Chicago Methodist 



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preachers on consolidation of Northwestern and Central Chris- 
tian Advocates. Eef erred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from Board of Education concerning Dis- 
ciplinary provisions in the interest of the Board of Education. 
Eeferred to the Committee on Education. 

W. T. Jennings presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to benevolences. Eeferred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy. 

Perley Lowe presented a memorial from Chicago Methodist 
preachers' meeting concerning the Book Concern. Eeferred to 
the Committee on Book Concern. 

J. B. Meachani j)resented a memorial from Chicago preachers' 
meeting concerning term of office for bishops. Eeferred to the 
Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relating to amuse- 
ments. Eeferred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

William M. Shimmin presented a memorial from Chicago 
Methodist preachers' meeting concerning church membership. 
Eeferred to the Committee on State of tlie Church. 

J. S. Ladd Thomas presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning Methodist Child Welfare Society. Eeferred to 
the Committee on State of the Church. 

W. E. Wedderspoon presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning Deaconess Board. Eeferred to the Committee 
on Deaconesses 

Also a memorial from liimself and another relative to divorce. 

Also a memorial from liimself concerning child welfare. 

Both referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from himself and another on Federal Moiion 
Picture Commission. 

Also a memorial from himself and another concerning moral 
reform agencies. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, 
and Public Morals. 

SAINT JOHNS RIVER 

D. H. Eutter presented a memorial from the Conference on 
Conference Claimants' Fund. Eeferred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

SAINT LOUIS 

J. M. M. Gray presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning boundaries. Eeferred to the Committee on Bound- 
aries. 

Also a memorial from tlie Conference on unification of liome 
missionary societies. Eeferred to the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions. 



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Also a memorial from the Conference relative to lynching. 
Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning admission 
of laymen to Annual Conference. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning foreign- 
speaking Conferences. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on admission of laymen 
to Annual Conferences. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

William Wirt King presented a memorial from himself and 
others concerning local committee on management of Advo- 
cates. Referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

SAINT LOUIS GERMAN 

Eugene Weiffeubach presented a memorial from the Con- 
ference on Epworth League. Referred to the Committee on Ep- 
worth League. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Sunday schools. Re- 
ferred to the Committee on Sunday Schools. 

SAVANNAH 

W. V. Daughtry presented a memorial from the Conference 
relating to Swedish Conference memorial on foreign-speaking 
groups. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries; 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

Mrs. L. A. J. Moorer presented a memorial from Trinity 
Church on women in the ministry. 

Also a memorial from herself relative to women in the min- 
istry. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

J. W. Moultrie presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning life service. Referred to the Committee on Educa- 
tion. 

SOUTH INDIA 

Charles E. Parker presented a memorial from the Conference 
on Missionary Episcopacy. Referred to the Committee on Epis- 
copacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on admitting laymen 
to Annual Conferences. Referred to the Committee on State 
of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning representa- 
tion in General Conference. Referred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

George B. Cliff presented a memorial from the Conference 



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concerning Book Committee. Eeferred to the Committee on 
Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning union of 
Southern California Conference and Arizona Mission. Ee- 
ferred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning course of 
study. Eeferred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to retired 
bishops. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to the bishops' 
tenure in office. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Latin-Ameri- 
can Missions. Eeferred to the Committee on Home Missions 
and Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning missionary 
districts. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concurring in memorial 
from Eastern Swedish Conference on foreign -speaking groups. 

Also a memorial from the Conference asking legislation pro- 
viding for election of district superintendents. 

Also a memorial from the Conference Methodist Ministers' 
Association concerning election of district superintendents and 
fixing appointments. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning request of 
Federal Council of Churches. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning the course 
of study. 

Also a memorial from the Conference requesting standing 
committee on hospitals, homes and philanthropies. 

All referred to the Committee on State of tlie Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on handling Centenary 
money. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on election of stewards 
in local church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on election of lay dele- 
gates. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification of be- 
nevolences. 

All referred to the Committee on Temj)oral Economy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification. Eeferred 
to the Committee on Unification. 

John .G. Hill presented a memorial from Arizona Mission, 
concerning union of Southern California Conference and Ari- 
zona Mission. Eeferred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

George E. Hume presented a memorial from himself on bet- 



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ter preparation of pastors. Referred to the Committee on Edu- 
cation. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning motion 
picture film exchange. Referred to the Committee on Sunday 
Schools. 

H. V. Mather presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning division of San Francisco Area. Referred to the 
Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the San Diego District Epworth League 
on retention of *[\ 280. Referred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 

C. C. Hall presented a memorial from himself and others con- 
cerning return of Bishop Quayle. Referred to the Committee on 
Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from East Saint Louis District, on amuse- 
ments. Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

J. M. Mitchell presented a memorial from himself and others 
on expense of pastors attending Annual Conference. Referred 
to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

SOUTHWEST KANSAS 

R. L. George presented a memorial from himself and another 
relative to Conference Journal. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

C. D. Hestwood presented a memorial from the Conference 
concerning hospital board. Referred to the Committee on Hos- 
pitals. 

A. E. Kirk presented a memorial from E. T. Buck concerning 
licensing and ordaining women. Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Federation 
of Social Service. Referred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference concern- 
ing equality of opportunity for women in church activity. 

Also a memorial from J. A. Beebe and others on equal rights 
for women in church. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning social 
purity. Referred to the Committee on Temperance, Prohibition 
and Public Morals. 



August Stromstedt presented a memorial from the Conference 

on Euroi)ean Areas. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Methodist coopera- 



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tion in Northern Europe. Referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning lay repre- 
sentation in Annual Conferences. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Econom}'. 

SWITZERLAND 

G. A. Marquardt presented a memorial from the Conference 
commending work of Bishop Nuelsen and asking his return. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Episcopal 
residence in Zurich, Switzerland. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on constitution for 
Swiss Church. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning a constitu- 
tion commensurate with Switzerland's national requirements. 

Also a memorial from committee concerning financial system. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

TENNESSEE 

S. M. Strayhorne presented a memorial from himself and 
another on colored area and bishop. Referred to the Committee 
on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning division 
of Book Concern income. Referred to the Committee on Itin- 
erancy. 

TEOY 

John Lowe Fort presented a memorial from the Conference 
on substitution of general superintendency for missionary Epis- 
copacy in India. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Disciplinary financial 
plan. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unit system. 

Also a memorial from himself relative to transfer of church 
membership. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

A. J. Higgins presented a memorial from the Conference re- 
lating to church papers in libraries and literary institutions. 
Referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Episcopal residence. 
Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on helping needy 
rural members. Referred to the Committee on Home Missions 
and Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on caring for local 
preachers. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 



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Also a memorial from the Conference concerning the unit 
system. 

Also a memorial from himself and another concerning 
Quarterly Conference business. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy, 

Henry H. Murdock presented a memorial from himself con- 
cerning change in Discipline, Referred to the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

UPPER IOWA 

E. J. Lockwood presented a memorial from Harry Farmer 
and others relative to Central Conferences for Latin America. 

Also a memorial from Panama Mission on Mission bounds. 

Both referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relative to National 
Methodist Hospital Association. Referred to the Committee on 
Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference eoncernipg Home Mis- 
sion surveys. Referred to the Committee on Home Missions and 
Church Extension. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning years in 
theological school to be reckoned in counting annuities. 

Also a memorial from four members of Grace Church, Water- 
loo, Iowa, concerning change of title of District Superintendent. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning electing 
Committee on Conference Relations. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on transfer of Cente- 
nary note with membership. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on non-resident mem- 
bership. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on Christian 
stewardship. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

UPPER MISSISSIPPI 

B. F. Woolfolk presented a memorial from himself and others 
on Annual Con-ference reports. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on non-resident 
membership. 

Both referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on change in 
Quarterly Conferences. Referred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy. 

VERMONT 

Sanford A. Daniels presented a memorial from the Lay Elec- 
toral Conference relative to returning of Bishop Hughes. 



Memorials, Etc., for Unannounced Reference 243 

Walter R. Davenport presented a memorial from the Con- 
ference concerning return of Bishop Hughes. 

Both referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Walter R. Davenport presented a memorial from the Confer- 
ence concerning licensing of women to preach. Referred to the 
Committee on Itinerancy. 

A. W. Hewitt presented a memorial from L. Olin Sherburn 
on Episcopal ruling. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

"WASHINGTON 

Ernest Lyon presented a memorial from himself and W. J. 
Naylor on Negro Episcopal supervision. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy. 

WEST GERMAN 

J. A. Diekmann presented a memorial from National Method- 
ist Hospital and Home Association concerning Board of Hos- 
pitals and Homes. 

Also a memorial from National Methodist Hospital and Home 
Association relative to Board of Hospitals and Homes. 

Also a memorial from National Methodist Hospital and 
Home Association concerning hospitals and Homes. 

All referred to the Committee on Hospitals and Homes. 

WEST OHIO 

E. I. Antrim presented a memorial from the Conference re- 
ferring to Book Concern. Referred to the Committee on Book 
Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to trustees of 
church. 

Also a memorial from First Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Van Wert, Ohio, relative to trustees of church. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

V. F. Brown presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning boundaries. Referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

Also a memorial from himself on duties of bishops. Referred 
to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning a General 
Conference Executive Committee. Referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

Walter D. Cole presented a memorial from D. J. Starr con- 
cerning the Retired Ministers Association. Referred to the 
Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Scripture 
in secular papers. Referred to the Committee on State of the 
Church. 

Edwin R. Graham presented a memorial from Inter-Board 



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Conference on Inter-Board cooperation. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Temporal Economy. 

D. F. Helms })resented a memorial from Quarterly Conference, 
Grace Churcli, Lima, Ohio, jKTtaining to ^ 280 in the Dis- 
cipline. 

Also a memorial from Walnut Grove Church, Ohio City, 
Ohio, concerning ^ 280 in Discipline. 

Also a memorial from Ohio City Church relative to ^ 280. 

Also a memorial from Saint Paul's Church, concerning change 
of wording in Apostles' Creed. 

Also a memorial from Quarterly Conference, Trinity Church, 
Delphon, Ohio, on changing wording of Apostles' Creed. 

Also a memorial from self ond others concerning Sabbath. 

Also a memorial from J. E. Tracey concerning the labor ques- 
tion. 

All referred to the Committee on State of tlie Church. 

Daniel McGurk presented a memorial from R. A. Chase 
and others relating to Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Epis- 
copacy. 

Also a memorial from himself concerning the Episcopacy. 

All referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Itin- 
erancy. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

0. E. Smith presented a memorial from the delegation rela- 
tive to membership. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

C. M. Van Pelt presented a memorial from himself and others 
on Centennial celebration. Referred to the Committee on Book 
Concern. 

WEST VIRGINIA 

Archibald Moore presented a memorial from the Lay Electoral 
Conference relative to Episcopal Areas. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy. 

Daniel Westfall presented a memorial from himself on ap- 
portioned benevolences. 

Also a memorial from the Conference jjn apportioned benevo- 
lences. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

WEST WISCONSIN 

Edward W. Biakeman presented a memorial from himself and 
others on religious day schools. 

Also a memorial from Educational Association concerning 
educational advance in plant and endowment. 

Also a memorial from Judson G. Rosebush and others on 
educational collection. 

All referred to the Committee on Education. 



Memorials, Etc., for Unannounced Reference 245 

R. A. Chase presented a memorial from himself and others 
concerning administration of programs. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning unifi- 
cation. Referred to the Committee on Unification. 

E. C. Dixon presented a memorial from the Conference con- 
cerning Wisconsin Advocate. Referred to the Committee on 
Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from Methodist Federation for social serv- 
ice on Christian social order. Referred to the Committee on 
State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on ritual amendment. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning ritual. 

Both referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

WESTERN NORWEGIAN-DANISH 

C. A. Peterson presented a memorial from himself and 
another concerning Conference paper. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning foreign 
literature in Sunday schools. Referred to the Committee on 
Sunday Schools. 

WESTERN SWEDISH 

J. p. Seaberg presented a memorial from Quarterly Confer- 
ence of Austin District, Southern Swedish Mission concern- 
ing foreign language work. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning foreign- 
speaking Conference. 

Also a memorial from First Swedish Church, Los Angeles, 
California, concerning foreign-speaking Conferences. 

Also a memorial from tlie Quarterly Cotiference on foreign 
language Conferences. 

All referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

WILMINGTON 

Henry G. Budd presented a memorial from Washington Area 
delegation relative to return of Bishop McDowell. Referred to 
the Committee on Episcopacy. 

E. C. Hardesty presented a memorial from the Lay Electoral 
Conference on sU])port of supply pastors. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Lay Electoral Conference as to 
amusements. Referred to tlie Committee on State of the Church. 

W. A. Wise presented a memorial from the Conference on 
course of study. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on course of study. 

Both referred to the Committee on Education. 



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Also a memorial from the Conference on reappointment of 
Bishop McDowell. Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on support of retired 
local preachers. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification. Referred 
to the Committee on Unification. 



WISCONSIN 

S. H. Anderson presented a memorial from the Conference 
relative to the Episcopacy. Referred to the Committee on 
Episcopacy. 

E. B. Garton presented a memorial from the Conference on 
the ritual. Referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

W. F. Hovis presented a memorial from the Conference on 
rural life society. Referred to the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions. 

E. D. Kohlstedt presented a memorial from the Conference on 
official recognition of Wisconsin Christian Advocate. 

Also a memorial from the Conference requesting recognition 
of Wisconsin Christian Advocate. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning Wisconsin 
Advocate. 

All referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning course of 
study. 

Also a memorial from the Conference delegation concerning 
Board of Examiners. 

Also a memorial from the Conference delegation concerning 
course of study. 

Also a memorial from himself and others concerning Board 
of Examiners. 

All referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on election of bishops. 
Referred to the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Also a memorial from himself and others on southern educa- 
tional work. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning education 
in the South. 

Both referred to the Committee on Freedmen's Aid. 

Also a memorial from himself and others relating to rural 
department of Board of Home Missions and Church Extension. 
Referred to the Committee on Home Missions. 

Also a memorial from himself on unification of benevolent 
boards. Referred to Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals. 
Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on apportioned benevo- 



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lences and Centenary fund. Eeferred to the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification. Referred 
to the Committee on Unification. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on hospitals and homes 
for aged and children. Referred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy. 

George H. Trever presented a memorial from faculty, alumni 
and students of Gammon Theological Seminary dealing with 
unification. Referred to the Committee on Unification. 

Walter S. Watson presented a memorial from the Laymen's 
Association on establishment of Christian daily newspaper. 
Referred to the Committee on Book Concern. 

WYOMING 

John H. Race presented a memorial from himself on foreign 
language Conferences. Referred to the Committee on Book Con- 
cern. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning course of 
study. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to Conference 
course of study. 

Both referred to the Committee on Education. 

Also a memorial from D. S. Spencer and others concerning 
standing of Japan Mission. Referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning foreign 
language Conferences. Referred to the Committee on Home 
Missions. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning hospitals. 
Referred to the Committee on Hospitals. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on making appoint- 
ments. Referred to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on Protestant Chris- 
tian newspaper. 

Also a memorial from the Conference relating to Methodist 
Child Welfare Society. 

Also a memorial from the Alabama Conference concerning 
amusements. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning change in 
ritual. 

All referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning the salva- 
tion of the little child. Referred to the Committee on Sunday 
Schools. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concurring on Newark 
Conference proposal on coordination of Home Missionary Board 
and Societies. 



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Also a memorial from the Conference on coordination of 
Home Missionary Societies. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification of benevo- 
lent boards. 

All referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

Also a memorial from the Conference on unification. 

Also a memorial from the Conference concerning unification. 

Both referred to the Committee on Unification. 



Frederick Bankhardt presented a memorial from the Central 
Conference of Eastern Asia concerning boundaries. Eeferred 
to the Committee on Boundaries. 



JOURNAL 

OF THE 

GENERAL CONFERENCE OF 1920 



SATUKDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1920 

The Twenty-eighth session of the delegated General may i 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church convened day? 
in the Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, on the first day of May, Moming. 
nineteen hundred twenty, at ten o'clock a. m. 

Bishop Joseph F. Berry, senior effective Bishop of the Church, Devotions, 
called the Conference to order and announced the Hynm be- 
ginning, "From all that dwell below the skies," which was sung. 

Bishop Earl Cranston offered prayer. 

The Apostles' Creed was repeated in unison by the Conference, 
each member speaking in his native tongue. 

The Hymn beginning, "Love divine, all loves excelling," was 
announced by F. L. Brown, lay delegate of the New York East 
Conference, and sung. 

G. L. Lorenzo, of the Northwest India Conference, read the 
eighty-fourth Psalm for the Old Testament lesson. 

For the New Testament lesson the twelfth chapter of Romans 
was read by W. P. Chen, of the North China Conference. 

W. D. Cole, of the West Ohio Conference, announced the Hymn 
beginning, "Arise, my soul, arise," which was sung. 

Prayer was offered by R. E. Jones, of the North Carolina Con- 
ference, concluding with the Lord's Prayer. 

Bishop Berry brought the greetings of the Board of Bishops Greetings 
to the Conference, and spoke on the spirit that should character- Bishopa. 
ize its dehberations. 

Edwin Locke, Secretary of the last General Conference, hav- 
ing passed to his reward, the Bishop requested Edmund M. 
Mills, first assistant, to call the Conference roll. 

The Conference stood while the names of the following Bishops Roll Call, 
who have died during the quadrennium were called : 
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MAY 1 Franklin E. E. Hamilton, 

dT?^ James W. Bashfoed, 

d;;3 Matthew S. Hughes, 

Bishops. j^jj(J 

Deceased WiLLIAM P. EVELAND, 

Mi'wionary 

Bishops. Alexander P. Camphor, 

Missionary Bishops. 
The names of the following delegates-elect, who have died 
since their election, were called .*' 
Deceased Thomas B. Ford, of the Oregon Conference. 

Delegates. ' " 

Thomas W. Locke, of the Ohio Conference. 
Hu Caik Hang, of the Foochow Conference. 

The roll of Bishops was called, and the following answered 
to their names: 
Prl^Tt' Earl Cranston, 

John W. Hamilton, 
Joseph F, Berry, 
^YILLIAM F. McDowell, 
William Burt, 
Luther B. Wilson, 
Thomas B. Neely, 
William F. Anderson, 
John L. Nuelsen, 
William A. Quayle, 
-Wilson S. Lewis, 
Edwin H. Hughes, 
Frank M. Bristol, 
Homer C. Stuntz, 
Theodore S. Henderson, 
William 0. Shepard, 
Francis J. McConnell, 
Frederick D. Leete, 
Richard J. Cooke, 
Wilbur P. Thirkield, 
Herbert Welch, 
Thomas Nicholson, 
Adna W. Leonard, 
William F. Oldham, 
Charles B. Mitchell. 



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The following Missionary Bishops responded to their names: 
Joseph C. Hartzell, Isaiah B. Scott, 

John W. Kobinson, Eben S. Johnson. 

The roll of delegates-elect and of properly certified reserve 
delegates was called, and eight hundred and seventeen responded 
to their names, as follows': 

Alabama 
Ministerial : John L. Brasher. Lay : Luther F. Corley. 

Arkansas 
Ministerial : Frederick Getty. Lay : Thomas A. Winkleman. 

Atlanta 
Ministerial : Lorenzo H. King, John P. Wragg. Lay : Samuel C. 
Cunningham, Luther J. Price. 

Baltimore 
Ministerial : AYilliam W. Barnes, Francis R. Bayley, John R. Ed- 
wards, John F. Goucher, Whitford L. McDowell, James C. Nicholson. 
Lay : Irving O. Ball, David P. Miller, Oscar J. Randall, George C. Shan- 
non, Charles McK. Saltzman, T. Harry Ward. 

Bengal 
Ministerial : Clinton H. S. Koch. Lay : Miss Mabel Eddy. 
Blub Ridge-Atlantic 
Ministerial : William C. Matney. Lay : E. R. Randall. 

Bombay 
Ministerial : Albert A. Parker. Lay : ]\Iiss Cora M. Morgan. 

California 
Ministerial : Edward P. Dennett, John Stephens. Clouds B. Sylvester, 
Carl M. Warner, George W. White, James H. N. Williams. Lay : Lewis 
L. Dennett, John Tunniclifife, Lew K. Van Allen, Rolla V. Watt, Mrs. 
Salina Williamson, Wilbur C. Short. 

California German 
Ministerial : Jacob H. Durbahn. Lay : Charles J. W. Koenig. 

Central Alabama 
Ministerial : Edward M. Jones, George W. Lewis. Lay : William J. 
Echols, Mrs. Arta B. Jones. 

Central China 
Ministerial : Harry F. Rowe. Lay : Hung Chang. 

Central German 
Ministerial : Carl B. Koch, Frederick W. Mueller. 
AUinger, Charles A. J. Walker. 

Central Illinois 
Ministerial : John T. Jones. William P. MacVey, Thomas E. Newland, 
William E. Shaw, Charles F. W. Smith. Lay : Edward E. Barbour, Mrs. 
Alice M. Du Bois, John B. Johnson, Charles W. Neitz, Robert Thompson. 

Central Missouri 

Ministerial : Luther R. Grant. Lay : Robert B. Haynes. 

Central New York 

Ministerial : Wallace E. Brown, Frederick T. Keeney, Edmund M. 

' The arrangement of the delegates of the respective Conferences is in all cases 
alphabetical. 



Lay : Charles R. 



MAY 1 
First 
Day. 

Morning. 
Missionary 
Bishops 
Present. 
Delegates 
Present. 



252 Journal of the Oeneral Conference 

MAY 1 Mills, Eli Pittman, Philip H. Riegel. Lay : Francis E. Baldwin, George 

FiKST Livormore, J. Arthur I.oyster, William Nottingham, Everett W. 

Dav. Fi'rguson. 

.\[„rnina. CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA 

n.lcKiitcH Ministerial : Edgar R. Ileckmau, Horace L. Jacobs, John S. Souser, 

l'rc.M..nt. James B. Stein, p:mory M. Stevens, Alvin S. Williams. Lay : Herbert 

T. Ames, Michael B. Rich, Elias Z. Wallower, James S. Williams. 

Central Provinces 
Ministerial : D. G. Abbott. Lay : Mrs. Alma H. Holland. 

Central Swedish 
Ministerial : Frank A. Lundberg. Lay : Henry Eckland. 

Central Tennessee 
Ministerial : Horace P. Keathley. 

Chicago German 
Ministerial : William Esslinger, Julius A. Jandre. Lay : Herman R. 
Boese, Charles E. Waterman. 

Chile 
Lay : Mrs. Mary R. Harrington. 

Colorado 
•Ministerial: Orrin W. Auman, James A. Beebe, Erwin N. Edgerton, 
David D. Forsyth, Charles L. Mead. Lay : Charles H. Bliss, L. Wirt 
Markham, Robert B. Spencer, Arch H. White. 

Columbia Rtveb 
Ministerial : William H. H. Forsyth, John W. McDougall, Harold O. 
Perry, Andrew Warner. Lay : Robert L. Brainard, Edward Jeklin, Fred 
B. Kemp, Alby W. Rugg. 

Dakota 
Ministerial : Orien E. Boyce, John S. Hoagland, John P. Jenkins, 
Gary T. Notson. Lay : Ulysses G. Johnson, James M. Johnston, Bert F. 
Myers, Mrs. Alice M. Pringle. 

Delawabb 
Ministerial: David H. Hargis, James W. Jewett, Thomas H. Kiah, 
Charles A. Tindley. Lay : Mrs. Mary E. Jackson, Horatio W. Jones, 
George L. Waters, Herbert S. Wilson. 

Denmark 
Ministerial : Anton Bast. 

Des Moines 
Ministerial : AVillis H. Cable, Edgar M. Evans, Elmer E. Higley, John 
L. Hillman, Melviu R. Talley, Fred N. Willis. Lay : George F. Carpenter, 
Edward B. Evans, Everett W. Pierce, William A. Turner, Thomas R. 
Watts, Elbert W. Weeks. 

Detroit 
Ministerial : Edwin D. Dimoud, George Elliott. Howard A. Field. Wal- 
ter R. Fruit, Dewitt C. Littlejohn, Merton S. Rice, D. Stanley Shaw, 
H. Lester Smith. Lav : William H. Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Glass, 
Anson L. Parker, Mrs. Jane B. Robinson, Edward S. Taylor, Charles 
W. Leech. 

East German 
Ministerial : John G. Lutz. Lay : William J. Kurth. 

East Maine 
Ministerial : James H. Gray, Albert E. Morris. Lay : Mrs. Carrie S. 
Baldwin, Abram W. Harris. 

East Tennessee 
Ministerial: Judson S. Hill. Lay: Samuel M. Clark. 

Eastern South America 
Lay : Henry J. Risler. 



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Eastern Swedish MAY i 

Ministerial: Herman Young. Lay: Gerhard Becker. First 

EbIB Morning. 

Ministerial : John F. Black, J. Palmer Burns, Herbert A. Ellis, Wil- Delegates 
Ham P. Graham, Norris A. White. Lay : William A. Elliott, Walter M. Present. 
Pierce, Byron A. Walker, George T. Weingartner, Charles E. Welch. 
Finland 
Ministerial : George A. Simons. 

Florida 
Ministerial : Henry W. Bartley, James S. Todd. Lay : Garfield D. 
Rogers, J. Harvey Smith. 

FOOCHOW 
Ministerial : George S. Miner, Ralph A. Ward. Lay : Chao Ming 
Chen, Miss Ruby Sia. 

Genesee 
Ministerial : Ray Allen, Samuel J. Clarkson, Frederick H. Coman, 
Isaac H. Crocker, Charles E. Guthrie, Horace G. Ogden. Lay: Alton M. 
Blake, Daniel M. Calkins, tileorge M. Eiss, Thomas W. Larkin, Louis M. 
Potter, Edwin E. Stone. 

Georgia 
Ministerial : Edmund J. Hammond. Lay : Mrs. Frederick D. Leete. 

HiNGHWA 

Ministerial : F. Stanley Carson. Lay : Mrs. Elizabeth F. Brewster. 

HOLSTON 
Ministerial : George T. Byrd, James M. Melear, Robert L. Staple- 
ton. Lay : Sam C. Brown, William Z. Harshberger, Mrs. John A. 
Patten. 

Idaho 
Ministerial : James E. Baker, William A. Winters. Lay : Edward 
C. S. Brainard, Clarence H. White. 

Illinois 
Ministerial : Eugene M. Antrim, James C. Baker, William J. David- 
son, Merle N. English, Thomas N. Ewing, Francis A. McCarty, Joseph 
C. Nate, Joseph W. Van Cleve. Lay : Francis M. Austin, Ira B. Black- 
stock. Miss Jeanette L. Dalboy, Clarence C. Grimmett, Benjamin F. 
Kagey, Samuel A. Murdock, D. La Fayette Musselman. 

Indiana 
Ministerial : Charles E. Bacon, Layton C. Bentley, Alfred F. Hughes, 
James F. O'Haver, John M. Walker, John S. Ward, Elbert R. Zaring. 
Lay : Mrs. Anna B. Adams, Earl R. Conder, Harry W. Kemp, Edward 
E. Love, Mary B. Nichols, John C. Shirk. 

Iowa 
Ministerial : Hiram F. Gilbert, Joha W. Hancher, Ulysses S. Smith. 
Lay : Horace M. Havner, Albert N. Jarvis, Elza E. Phelps, 

Italt 
Ministerial : Bertrand M. Tipple. 

Kansas 
Ministerial : Harry A. Gordon. Henry O. Holier, Wiley A. Keve, John 
Maclean, John M. McClelland, George E. Satterlee, James A. Stavely, 
Christian B. Zook. Lay : Jacob R. Copple, Walter A. Cook, O. Grant 
Markham. John Marshall. Harry A. PlougLe, J. Luther Taylor, William 
G. Tulloss, Frank M. Wiley. 

Kentucky 
Ministerial : Emery R. Overley, William W. Shepherd. Lay : Alvin 
S. Bennett, Silas Wesley. 

KlANGSI 

Ministerial : Hu Chi-ping. Lay : Mrs. Ren-yin Mei. 



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MAY 1 Korea 

First Ministerial : William A. Noble, Oh Kui Syun. Lay : Tong Wong 

^*^- ■ Ahn, Yung S. Kim. 

Morning. LEXINGTON 

Dclegatw Ministerial: John B. Redmond, David E. Skelton, Elam A. White. 

Present. ^^^ . ^^^^^^^ jj Carroll, Richard A. Crolley, Mrs. Mahalia Leggett. 

Liberia 
Ministerial : John H. Reed. Lay : Benjamin J. K. Anderson. 

Lincoln 
Ministerial : Griffin L. Logan. Lay : Samuel A. Hayes. 

Little Rock 
Ministerial : James M. Cox, Lewis G. Hodges. Lay : Mrs. Hilda M. 
Nasmyth, Isaac W. Whitmore. 

Louisiana 
Ministerial: W. Scott Chinn. Thomas B. O'Ville, Calvin S. Stanley. 
John W. Turner. Lay : Aaron W. Brazier, William J. Huntley, Paul W. 
Kinchen, Frank B. Smith. 

Maine 
Ministerial : John M. Arters, D. B. Holt. Lay : Leverett D. Bristol, 
Miss H. Louise Perry. 

Malaysia 
Ministerial : AVilliam T. Cherry. 

Mexico 
Ministerial : Victoriano B. Baez. Lay : Levi B. Salmans. 

Michigan 
Ministerial : George A. Brown. Hugh Kennedy. Patrick J. Maveety, 
Robert E. Meader, William H. Phelps, John C. Willits. Clark S. Wheeler. 
Lay : Loren D. Dickinson. Arthur W. Huckle, Mrs. Louie B. Scidmore, 
Maurice G. Skinner, Leon L. Tyler, Lewis T. Wilmarth. 

Minnesota 
Ministerial: Guvbert A. Cahoon. Frank Doran. Samuel F. Kerfoot, 
John W. Taylor. Lay : William H. Gold, Gilbert Guttersen, Guy E. 
Maxwell, Byron O. Mork. 

Mississippi 
Ministerial : William W. Lucas, William McMorris. James M. Shum- 
pert. Lay : Malachi Collins, Edward L. Gordon, Joseph B. Randolph. 

Missouri 
Ministerial: William F. Burris, Charles J. English, Ben F. Jones. 
Lay : Claude Purdue Dorsey, Frank Joces, Thomas M. Longmuir. 

Montana 
Ministerial : Edward Smith. Lay : Charles E. Avery. 

Nebraska 
Ministerial: Clyde C. Cissell, Edward M. Furman. James R. Gettys, 
Marvin E. Gilbert, George W. Isham. Titus Lowe, Charles W. McCaskill, 
Albert A. Randall, Isaac B. Schreckengast. Lay : Elmer M. Avery, John 
N. Dryden, William A. Fellers. Claud J. Fennel. Anton Hansen, John 
Lewis, Charles H. Randall, George M. Spurlock, Thomas T. Young. 

Newark 
Ministerial : Fred Clare Baldwin, Dorr F. Diefendorf, Fred J. Hubach, 
Charles F. Sitterly, Ralph B. Urmy, George (i. Vogel. Lay : Morris S. 
Daniels, John E. Fisher, James R. Joy, G. Rowland Munroe, S. Earl 
Taylor, Mrs. May Leonard Woodrufif. 

New England 
Ministerial : Lauress J. Birney. C. Oscar Ford, J. Franklin Knotts, 
Leo A. Nies. Webster H. Powell, Lo-iis C. Wright. Lay : Frank C. 
Dunn. Edgar C. Linn, George C. Melville, William T. Rich, Miss Alice 
M. Robertson, Howard W. Selby. 



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New England Southern ^iay i 

Ministerial: James I. Bartholomew, William H. Bath, Jacob F. First 
Cooper. Lay : Harrison T. Borden, Everett J. Horton, Stephen A. '^^''• 

Prentis. .^ormng. 

New Hampshire ^^resmT 

Ministerial : Edgar Blake, Adolphus Linfield. Lay : George A. Fair- '^^^''^ ' 

banks, Richard E. Wilder. 

New Jersey 
Ministerial : James D. Bills. John R. Mason, Harold P. Sloan, Mel- 
ville E. Snyder, Alfred Wagg. Lay, Harry P. Bennett, Charles C. Read, 
Edward S. Sheldon, Wilfred B. Wolcott. 

New Mexico 
Ministerial : S. Alonzo Bright. Lay : Frank H. H, Roberts. 

New York 
Ministerial: Richard E. Bell, William H. Brooks, Wallace Mac Mul- 
len, Ezra S. Tipple, Richard E. Wilson, George W. Grinton. Lay : Wil- 
liam H. Anderson, H. Westlake Coons, Harry H. Fleming, Chester A. 
Smith, William J. Stitt, William H. Van Benschoten. 

New York East 
Ministerial : Elmer A. Dent, David G. Downey, W. Wofford T. Dun- 
can, William H. Finch. Abram S. Kavanagh, Frank M. North, Ernest 
G. Richardson. Lay : Frank L. Brown. Arthur J. Crawford, Frank A. 
Home, Joseph B. Morrell, John Roberts, Henry Wade Rogers, Alfred 
P. Sloan. 

North Carolina 
Ministerial : Robert E. Jones, Robert W. Winchester. Lav : Robert 
B. McRary, William B. Windsor. 

North China 
Ministerial : Wei Ping Chen, George L. Davis. Lay : Hon Chai 
Wang, Kno Chao Hsi. 

North Dakota 
Ministerial : Samuel F. Halfyard, Edward P. Robertson, Charles E. 
Vermilya. Lay : Richard A. Lathrop. Charles A. Pollock, Howard E. 
Simpson. 

North India 
Ministerial : Clement D. Rockey, John N. West, Brenton T. Badley. 
Lay : Noel K. Mukerji, George J. Shaw, George H. Thomas. 

North Indiana 
Ministerial : Fred B. Fisher, William B. Freeland, George R. Grose, 
Freeland A. Hall, Wallace W. Martin, Arthur (J. Neal, Raymond J. 
Wade. Lay : Charles W. Beecher, Mrs. W. H. Chandler, Frank W. 
Greene, Elwood Starbuck, Ora F. Ward, Marion B. Stults, Horace L. 
Burr, 

North Montana 
Ministerial : John A. Martin. Lay : Miss E. Augusta Ariss. 

North-East Ohio 
Ministerial : Wilbur E. Hammaker, Friend I. Johnson, Frank W. 
Luce, William H. McMaster, Isaac E. Miller. George W. Orcutt. John 
S. Secrest, John M. Shafer, John C. Smith, Ernest L. Waldorf, John J. 
Wallace. Lay : Frank A. Arter, George H. Brown, Mrs. Mary Carr 
Curtiss, Arthur R. Hoover. Edwin S. Nail. Jenard J. Phillips, Harrv A. 
Truesdale, Frank L. Wells, George P. Wilcox, James L. Lawrence, 
Walter E. Myers. 

Northern German 
Ministerial : Jacob J. Hoffman. Lay : Herman L. Gerlicher. 

Northern Minnesota 
Ministerial: Charles W. Burns, John C. Craig, Joseph B. Hingeley, 
William C. Hodgson. Lay : George M. Berry, James B, Bradshaw, Harry 
F. Michael, Merrill C. Tifft. 



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MAY 1 Northern New York 

First Ministorial : William M. Caldwell, Samuel J. Greenfield, Duane C. 

^•^^- Jobnson, (Jeoi-ge F. Shepherd. Lay : Charles E. Dixon, Milton W. Holt, 

Morning. William S. II. Keefe, Edwin R. Redhead. 

Pr^aT Northern Swedish 

Ministerial : Andrew Anderson. Laj- : John Swanson. 

Northwest German 
Ministerial : John L. Panzlau. Lay : George A. Buss. 

Northwest India 
Ministerial : Benson Baker, G. L. Lorenzo. Lay : Henry B. Gray, 
Masih C. Singh. 

Northwest Indiana 
Ministerial : Thomas J. Bassett, Henry L. Davis, Fred W. Hixson, 
Ernest C. Wareing, .John J. Wilson. Lay : William M. Blanchard, Mar- 
vin Campbell, William E, Carpenter, John W. Harrison, C. Oliver 
Holmes. 

Northwest Iowa 
Ministerial : Orville M. Bond. Herbert Clegg, Hubert E. Hutchinson, 
Frank E. Mossman, Frederick C. Taylor. Lay : Otto F. Bartz, Charles 
H. Beacham, Perry C. Holdoegel, E. A. Morling, Edward W. Gates. 

Northwest Kansas 
Ministerial : George R. Hall, Lawrence A. McKeever, Maurice L. 
Wickman. Lay : Charles C. Andrews, Albert H. King, Clarence E. 
Rarick. 

Northwest Nebraska 
Ministerial : Edwin D. Gideon. Lay : Walter S. Rogers. 

Norway 
Ministerial : Oscar Svendseu. Lay : Oscar A. Olsen. 

Norwegian and Danish 
Ministerial : Nels E. Simonsen. Lay : John J. Moe. 

Ohio 
Ministerial : John C. Arbuckle, Thomas H. Campbell, James R. Fields, 
John W. Hoffman, Herbert Scott, Burt D. Evans. Lay : Miss Carrie 
Barge, John T. Breece, Ernest H. Cherrington, James W. Deft'enbaugh, 
John S. Graham, John P. Phillips, Sr. 

Oklahoma 
Ministerial: Josiah W. Abel, Horace B. Collins, Loren D. Corning, 
I. Frank Roach, John E. Thackrey. Lay : Christian F. Eberlee, William 
M. Short, W. H. Wilcox, H. J. Stover. 

Oregon 
Ministerial : Richard N. Avison, David H. Leech, Joshua Stansfield, 
William W. Youugson. Lay : Leonard S. Hopfield, Clarence A. Meeker, 
George F. Billings, Robert H. Hughes. 

Pacific German 
Ministerial : Louis Gaiser. Lay : Robert Wentsch. 

Philadelphia 
Ministerial: George H. Bickley, Charles M. Boswell, G. Bickley 
Burns, George W. Henson, Alpha G. Kynett, Charles W. Straw. John 
G. Wilson. Lay : Solon D. Bausher, Frederick R. Gillinder. William 
H. G. Gould, J. Lincoln Hall, William W. Mast, Leander W. Mun- 
hall, Samuel S. Pick. 

Philippinb Islands 
Ministerial : Marvin A. Rader. Lay : Andres Pascual. 

Pittsburgh 
Ministerial : William F. Conner, William S. Lockard, Daniel L. 
Marsh, Joseph B. Risk, Nolan H. Sanner, Arthur Staples. Lay : Robert 



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F. Hopwood, Elmer L. Kidney, James W. Kinnear, Peter W. Morgan, 
Samuel M. Smith, Harvey Henderoon. 

PuGET Sound 

Ministerial : James E. Crcwther, Jabez C. Harrison, D, Roland Mar- 
tin, Robert J. Reid. Lay : Albert S. Elford, Frederick A. Hazeltine, 
Noah D. PoUom, Arthur S. Corey. 

Rock River 

Ministerial : Edward B. Crawford, Thomas K. Gale, James M. 
Phelps, Charles M. Stuart. J. S. Ladd Thomas, John Thompson, William 
R. Wedderspoon. Lay : Cecil C. Darnall, Henry S. Henschen, Thomas 
F. Holgate, William T. Jennings, Perley Lowe, John B. Meacham, Wil- 
liam M. Shimmin, Edwin H. Forkel. 

Saint Johns Riveb 
Ministerial : Dursey H. Rutter. Lay : Albert R. Welsh. 

Saint Louis 
Ministerial : Stephen B. Campbell, William G. Clinton, Joseph M. M. 
Gray, William W. King. Lay : John W. Jenkins, Fred R. Long, Fielding 
P. Sizer, Joseph S. Walker. 

Saint Louis German 
Ministerial : William F. Isler, Eugene WeifEenbach. Lay : Oscar A. 
Knehans, George Boesch. 

Savannah 
Ministerial : William V. Daughtry. Lay : Welvin E. Summers. 

South Carolina 
Ministerial : Charles C. Jacobs, John W. Moultrie, William S. Thomp- 
.son, James F. Page. Lay : Amos J. Andrews, James R. Levy, Mrs. 
Lizelia A. J. Moorer, Jonas W. Thomas. 

South India 
Ministerial : Charles E. Parker. Lay : Miss Ruth A. Partridge. 

Southern California 
Ministerial : George B. Cliff, John G. Hill, Francis M. Larkin, 
Charles E. Locke, Merle N. Smith, George A. Warmer, Byron H. Wilson. 
Lay : Charles E. Carver, George E. Hume. Mrs. Hattie V. King, Harold 
V. Mather, Mrs. Z. L. Parmelee, Edgerton Shore, Frank S. Wallace. 

Southern German 
Ministerial : Benjamin E. Breihan. Lay : Jacob L. Neu. 

Southern Illinois 
Ministerial : Claude C. Hall, Otto L. Markman. William T. Morris, 
Charles L. Peterson, Ressho Robertson. Lay : Leland H. Buckley, John 
M. Mitchell, Daniel B. Parkinson, John B. Stout, Sky B. Vaughn. 

Southwest Kansas 
Ministerial : Rufus L. George, Charles D. Hestwood, Albert E. Kirk, 
Dougald McCormick, Frank Ne£E. Lay : Ezra R. Burkholder, William 
E. Marshall, Miss Ada Morgan, Miss M. Madeline Southard, C. A. 
Sloan. 

Sweden 
Ministerial: Frederick M. Ahgreu, Gustaf A. Gustafson, August 
Stromstedt. Lay : Carl A. Safwenberg, Miss Louise Erikson, Edward 
Willard. 

Tennessee 
Ministerial : Joseph C. Sherrill, Samuel M. Strayhorne. Lay : Wil- 
liam D. Hawkins, Alonzo Love. 

Texas 
Ministerial: Matthew W. Dogan. Tooley M. Jackson, Joshua O. 
Williams. Lay : Jordan J. Hardeway, Henry B. Pemberton, Mrs. Rosa 
Simpson. 



MAY 1 

First 

Day. 

Morning. 

Delegates 

Present. 



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MAY 1 TbOY 

F1B8T Ministerial : Luther A. Brown, George C. Douglass, John L. Fort, 

^*^- John A. Hamilton, Alfred J. Higgins. Lay : Charles E. Bullard, Datus 

Morni'io- Clark, Frank C. Dyer, Charles A. Hagaman, Thurman A. Hull. 

Present. LPPEB loWA 

Ministerial : Allen B. Curran, Charles W. Flint. Edmund J. Look- 
wood, William F. Spry, James P. Van Horn. Lay : Chauncey P. Cole- 
grove, John Lister, John L. Pollock, Fred W. Moulton. 

Upper Mississippi 
Ministerial: Harry B. Hart, Frank H. Henry, Buford F. Wcolfolk. 
Lay : George P. Childress, Mrs. Mattie E. Ferguson, John Q. A. Williams. 

Vekmont 
Ministerial : Walter R. Davenport, Arthur W. Hewitt. Lay : San- 
ford A. Daniels, Valentine A. Irish. 

Washington 
Ministerial : Matthew W. Clair. William A. C. Hughes, Ernest Lyon, 
McHenry J. Naylor. Lay : Charles P. Ford, I. Garland Penn, George 
T. Beason, Mrs. Jennie Mills. 

West China 
Ministerial : Joseph Beech. Lay : Dsan Lin Gao. 

West German 
Ministerial : John A. Diekmau, Matthew Herman. Lay : Walter A. 
Keller, William F. Muenzenmayer. 

West Ohio 
Ministerial: Valorous F. Brown. Walter D. Cole. Warren J. Dun- 
ham. David F. Helms. Daniel McGurk, Albert E. Smith. Olin E. Smith, 
Cyrus M. Van Pelt, Edward S. Weaver, William A. Wiant. Lay : Ernest 
I. Antrim, Charles A. Collin, Mrs. Ida B. Goode, Edwin R. Graham, 
Lewis E. Justus, John M. Killits, W^illiam T. Palmer, Edward E. Shipley. 

West Texas 
Ministerial : John W. Warren, Thomas H. Wyatt. Lay : Matthew 
S. Davage, Robert A. Atkinson. 

West A'irginia 
Ministerial : James W. Engle. William C. Hartinger, O. Dale King, 
Archibald Moore, Daniel Westfall. C. Fred Anderson. Lay : Clinton W. 
Flesher. Charles W. Lynch. William P. McAboy, John Raine, Peter 
Silman, Frank B. Trotter. 

West Wisconsin 
Ministerial : Edward W. Blakeman. Ruluf A. Chase, Edwin C. Dixon, 
John E. Kundert. Lay : William P. Hughes, Herman T. Lange, Mrs. 
Pearl V. D. Tomlinson, Lawrence S. Coe. 

Western Norwegian-Danish 
Ministerial : Carl August Peterson. Lay : Charles Tobsen. 

Western Swedish 
Ministerial : John P. Seaberg. Lay : Axel L. Carlson. 

Wilmington 
Ministerial : Henry G. Budd, William R. Mowbray. Robert Watt. 
William A. Wise. Lav : L. Atwood Bennett, Henry C. Conrad, Edmond 
C. Hardesty, Jacob W. Wheatley. 

Wisconsin 
Ministerial : Samuel H. Anderson, William F. Hovis. Edward D. 
Kohlstedt, (ieorge H. Trevor. Lay : Eusebius B. Garton, Judson G. 
Rosebush, Walter S. Watson, Roland L. Wheeler. 

Wyoming 
Ministerial : George P. Eckman, Frank D. Hartsock, Edward A. Mar- 



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tin, Charlps M. OJmstead, John H. Race. Lay : Aaron V. Bower, Frank 
M. Devendorf, Thomas Henwood. Samuel H. Hicks, Homer L. Mitchell. 

Wyoming State 
Ministerial : David E. Kendall. Lay : Will F. Ports. 

Yenping 
Ministerial : Frederick Bankhardt. Lay : Lin Li Chuan, 



MAY 1 

First 

Day. 

Morning. 

Delegates 

Present. 



The Bishop declared that a quorum was present, and asked 
that the Conference proceed to the election of a Secretary. 

The following were placed in nomination : E. M. Mills, M. E. 
Snyder, 0. G. Markham, E. M. Furman, E. J. Wade, J. M. 
Arters, J. B, Eedmond. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, nominations were closed. 

R. J, Wade withdrew in favor of E, M, Mills. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, nominated the first 
set of tellers, and the nominations were confirmed. (See Tellers.) 

Honorary Secretary Joseph B. Hingeley was requested by the 
Secretary to act as secretary for the tellers. 

The vote was taken, and the tellers retired, in charge of 
Honorary Secretary J. B. Hingeley. 

E. J. Wade moved, and the motion prevailed, that Joseph B. 
Hingeley be reelected Honorary Secretary of the Conference. 

Eobert Watt presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted, and Bishop McConnell led the Conference in prayer : 

Whereas, During the past quadrennium, five of our most brilliant 
and talented Chief Pastors have been summoned from earthly toil to 
heavenly reward, 

Resolved, That this General Conference send to the bereaved families 
of our bereaved co-laborers a letter of sympathy, signed by the Presiding 
Bishop and the Secretary of the General Conference, assuring them 
of our heart-felt and profound sympathy with them in the great trial 
that has come into their lives, and deprived the Church of the loving 
and able service of the honored servants of the church. We crave for 
those bereft the consolations of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Resolved, That we extend the Bishops John W. Hamilton and Edwin 
Holt Hughes our sympathy in the going away of their distinguished 
brothers — their brothers after the flesh, our brothers in the bonds of 
Christian affection and love. 

We know that behind the clouds the sun is still shining, and the 
Elder Brother will put around our brothers in this sorrowful hour his 
great arms of love. 

In the touch of peculiar sadness that manifests itself among us in 
the absence of the Chief Pastors gone, we give thanks to God tliat "we 
sorrow not as others, who have no hope, for, if we believe that .Jesus 
died and rose again, then them also that sleep in Jesus will God bring 
with him." "Thanks be unto God who giveth us the victory through our 
Lord Jesus Christ." "Wherefore, let us comfort one another with these 
words." 



Nomina- 
tions for 
Secretary. 



R. J. Wade 
Withdraws. 



Ballot 

for 

Secretary. 

J. B. 

Hingeley 
Honorary 
Secretary. 



Resohition 

of 
Sympathy. 



E. S. Tipple presented Eeport No. 1 of the Commission on 
Entertainment of the General Conference, and, on motion of 
George Elliott, it was adopted, as follows: 



Report Xo. 1 

of 
Comnii.ssion 
on 
Enter- 
tainment. 



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MAY 1 

First 
Day. 

Morninj. 



General 
Conference 
Program. 



Mb. Chaibman and Dear Fatiiees and Bbothers : 

The Commission on Entertainment of the General Conference begs 
to report to .von our action niuler direction to us by the General Confer- 
ence of 1!>10, relating to the preparation for the General Conference of 
1!)20, as outlined by the following resolutions : 

"Whereas, The action of the General Conference of 1908, as it ap- 
pears on page 383 and 41!) of the Journal on that year, reenacted in 1912, 
has proved not only practicable but very helpful to the orderly conduct of 
business, especially (Turing the earlier sessions of this Conference ; there- 
fore 

"Resolved, That the committee having in charge the arrangements 
for the next (ioneral Conference be requested to provide that the memorial 
session be held on the afternoon of the first Sunday following the 
assembling of the General Conference, and that the Bishops be a com- 
mittee to arrange for such service. 

"Resolved, That all receptions to Fraternal Delegates be held at 
evening sessions of the General Conference and, as far as possible, with- 
in the first two weeks of the session. 

"Resolved, That there shall be one Episcopal Address, to include all 
matters to be brought before the General Conference by the General 
Superintendents ; and that evening sessions be set apart for the proper 
presentation of reports by the General Superintendents who have visited 
foreign mission fields and by the Missionary Bishops. 

"Resolved, That the Book Committee and its Commission on Enter- 
tainment and the Secretary of the General Conference be directed to 
cooperate with each other in making such advance provisions for the 
General Conference of 1920 as will expedite its business ; such provisions 
to be reported to, and to be subject to change by the General Conference. 

"Resolved, That memorials, resolutions, and requests to be submitted 
to standing committees may be sent to the Secretary of this General 
Conference, or his assistant at any time in the month of April, 1920, 
and shall be arranged by him for immediate distribution to the several 
Standing Committees." 

In harmony, therefore, with the foregoing resolutions, with the ex- 
ception that for reasons which we believe will commend themselves to 
the members of this General Conference, the Memorial session has been 
fixed for the second Sunday rather than the first, we submit the follow- 
ing General Conference Program. 

P"'riday, April 30 — Reception to the Delegates by the people of Des 
Moines. 

Saturday, May 1, 8 p. M. — Reports of Bishops — China and Korea. 

Sunday, May 2, 3 p. m. — Reading of the Episcopal Address. 

Monday, May 3, 8 P. M. — Reception of Fraternal Delegates represent- 
ing the British Wesleyan Conference, and the Methodist Church of 
Canada. 

Tuesday, May 4, 8 p. m. — Reports of Bishops — Europe and Africa. 

Wednesday, May 5, 8 p. m. — Lecture, Hon. William Jennings Bryan, 
under auspices of Des Moines Local Committee. 

Thursday, May 6, 8 p. m. — Anniversary of the Board of Education. 

Friday, May 7, 8 p. m. — Anniversary of the Board of Sunday Schools. 

Saturday, May 8, 8 p. m. — Reception of Fraternal Delegates repre- 
senting the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the Japan Methodist 
Church, and the Methodist Protestant Church. 

Sunday, May !), 3 P. M. — -Memorial Service in charge of the Bishops. 

Monday, May 10, 3 p. M. — Reports of Bishops — Home Mission Fields. 

Monday, May 10, 8 p. M. — Anniversary of the Board of Home Mis- 
sions. 

Tuesday, May 11, 8 P. M. 
Moines Ijocai Conmiittee. 

Wednesday, May 12, 3 P. M. — Anniversary of the AVomau's Foreign 
Missionary Society. 

Wednesday, May 12, 8 P. M. — Anniversary of the Board of Foreign 
Missions. 

Thursday, May 13, 3 p. m. — Presentation of the portrait of the Rev. 
Bennett Mitchell to the State of Iowa. 

Thursday, May 13, 8 p. m. — Reports of Bishops — South America, 
Southern Asia, the Philippines, and Mexico. 



-Concert under the auspices of the Des 



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Friday. May 14, 3 p. m. — Anniversary of the Woman's Home Mission- 
ary Society. 

Friday, May 14, S p. Ji. — Anniversary of the American Bible Society. 

Saturday, May 15, 8 P. m. — Reception of Fraternal Delegates repre- 
senting the Presbyterian Church, the Federal Council, the Reformed 
Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Association. 

Sunday, May 16, 3 P. m. — Tercentenary of the Landing of the Pil- 
grims. Address' by Bishop Luther B. Wilson. 

Monday, May 17, 8 p. m. — I^ecture by Bishop William A. Quayle, 
under the auspices of the Des Moines Local Committee. 

Tuesday, May 18, 8 P. m. — Anniversary of the Board of Temperance, 
Prohibition, and Public Morals. 

Wednesday, May 19, 8 p. M. — Anniversary of the Board of Confer- 
ence Claimants. 

Thursday, May 20, 8 p. m. — Anniversary of the Epworth League. 

Friday, May 21, 8 p. m. — Anniversary of the Freedmen's Aid Society. 

Saturday, May 22, 8 p. M. — Reception of Fraternal Delegates repre- 
senting the Colored Methodist Church, the African Methodist Episcopal 
Zion Church, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Monday, ^lay 24, 8 p. m. — Concert under the auspices of the Des 
Moines Local Committee. 

Tuesday, May 25, 8 p. ji. —Anniversary of the Deaconess Board. 

Committee Meeting Places 
The following places have been assigned for the Standing Committees : 
Group A — Monday, Wednesday, Friday — Episcopacy, First Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

Itinerancy, First Christian Church. 
Boundaries, Central Presbyterian Church. 
Temporal Economy, First Baptist Church. 
State of the Church, Plymouth Congregational Church. 
Group B — Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday— Book Concern, First Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church. 

Foreign Missions, P^irst Christian Church. 
Home Missions, Plymouth Congregational Church. 
Education, First Baptist Church. 
Freedmen, Central Presbyterian Church. 

Group C — Monday and Wednesday — Epworth League, Saint John's 
Lutheran Church. 

Tuesday and Thursday — Sunday Schools, Saint John's Lutheran 
Church. 

Friday and Saturday — Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, 
Saint John's Lutheran Church. 

Ezra S. Tipple, 
Edward E. Shipley, 
William F. Conner, 
Silas Peibce, 
Joe Bell, 

Joseph S. Ulland, 
Herbert Scott, 
O. P. Miller, 
Commission on Entertainment. 
Edmund M. Mills, Acting Secretary of the General Conference. 

The tellers in charge of the ballot i'or Secretary returned, and 
the Bishop announced the result, as follows : Total number of 
votes, ^8d ; necessary to a choice, 395. E. M. Mills received 496 ; 
M. E.* Snyder, 112; 0. G. Markham, 107; E. M. Furman, 43; 
J. B. Redmond, 20 ; J. M. Arters, 11. 

E. M. Mills having received a majority of the votes cast, 
was declared elected. He was granted the privilege of nomi- 
nating his assistants later. 



MAY 1 

FiBST 

Day. 
Mornijig. 



Committee 
Meeting 
Places. 



Ballot 

for 

Secretary. 



E. M. Mills 

Elected 
Secretary. 



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MAY 1 
First 
Dav. 

.\forning. 
Report No. 2. 
Commi'i.-'ion 
on Knler- 
tainnient. 
Conduct 

of 
Business. 



E. S. Tipple presented Eeport No. 2 of the Commission on 
Entertainment, as follows: 

RULES FOR THE CONDUCT OF BUSINESS 
In order to perfect the organization of the Conf»rence, we desire 
to offer certain resolutions and directions for the conduct of business. 
licsolvcd : That the following resolutions and directions for the conduct 
of business be adopted : 

1. That the Rules of Order of the last General Conference, as modi- 
fied and printed in the Handbook, except as hereinafter amended, be 
adopted by this General Conference until changed in the manner pro- 
vided in said rules. 

2. That the Program submitted by the General Conference Com- 
mission on Entertainment and the Secretary of the General Conference 
be approved, and that the meetings for receiving the reports of Bishops 
relating to foreign fields, for the reception of Fraternal Delegates, and for 
the Memorial Service be sessions of the General Conference. 

3. That in accordance with the program submitted, a session of the 
General Conference he held Sunday afternoon, May 2, at 3 o'clock, 
and that at this session the Episcopal Address be presented, following 
which, after devotional exercises, the session be terminated ; and that on 
Monday the address shall be distributed by the Secretary among the 
different committees having jurisdiction over the subjects treated. 

4. That the lists of members of the Standing Committees, as printed 
in The Daily Christian Advocate of this date, be recognized as the 
Official Roll of the Standing Committees for this General Conference. 

5. That when vacancies occur in the Standing Committees they shall 
be referred to the individual delegations, and that changes or corrections 
in membership shall be certified in writing to the Secretary of the Gen- 
eral Conference by the chairman of the delegation affected, and be re- 
ported by him to the Secretary of the Standing Committee involved. 

6. That the Bishops designated by the Boards of Bishops be requested 
to preside at the organization of each of the Standing Committees until 
the Committee shall choose its chairman ; and that the Secretary of 
the General Conference be requested to assign an assistant secretary 
to each Standing Committee to act until the committee shall elect its 
secretary. 

7. That the group of committees designated as Group A, including 
the Epworth League Committee from Group C, be called to meet to- 
day. May 1, at 3 p. m. at the following named places : 

Episcopacy, First Methodist Church. 

Itinerancy, First Christian Church. 

Boundaries. Central Presbyterian Church. 

Temporal Economy, First Baptist Church. 

State of the Church, Plymouth Congregational Church. 

Epworth league. Saint John's Lutheran Church. 

S. That the second group of committees, designated as Group B, 
including the Committee on Sunday Schools from Group C, be called to 
meet for organization to-day. May 1, at 4:30 p.m., at the following 
named places : 

Book Concern, First Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Foreign Missions, First Christian Church. 

Home Missions, Plymouth Congregational Church. 

Education, First Baptist Church. 

Freedmen. Central Presbyterian Church. 

Sunday Schools, Saint John's Lutheran Church. 

9. That the Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public 
Morals, of Group C. be called to meet for organization on Friday, May 
7, at 3 p. M., in Saint John's Lutheran Church Auditorium. 

10. That the secretaries of the several Starding Committees be in- 
structed to return to the Secretary of the General Conference, after 
they have been considered, all memorials, etc., referred to the Com- 
mittees, and also the records of the Committee meetings. 

11. That the Secretary of the General Conference be authorized to 
edit The Journal of this Conference for publication ; that he be authorized 
to make such verbal changes in the phraseology ot The Journal as may 
be necessary to correctness and uniformity, but not so as to change 



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the meaning of any action of the General Conference ; and that the 
published copy, properly certified by him, be the Official Journal of this 
Conference. . . . , , , , , , , 

12. That the General Conference district meetings be held at the fol- 
lowing places Tuesday, May 4, at 5 p. M., for organization and selecting 
members of the Committees on Judiciary, Revision, and Deaconesses, and 
for the transaction of such other business as may properly be brought 
before the meeting : 

District 

I. First Baptist Church (Auditorium). 
II. First Methodist Church (Auditorium). 

III. Plymouth Congregational Church (Auditorium). 

IV. First Christian Church (Auditorium). 
V. First Methodist Church (Chapel). 

VI. First Baptist Church (Chapel). 
VII. Central Presbyterian Church (Auditorium). 
VIII. Saint John's Lutheran Church. 
IX. Central Presbyterian Church (Sunday School Room). 
X. First Christian Church (Chapel). 
XI. Saint John's Lutheran Church (Sunday School Room). 

13. That the publishing agents place each morning two copies of The 
Daily Advocate on the chair of each delegate, and that copies be supplied 
through the Press Committee for the use of the representatives of the 
press. 

14. That the members of the Commission on Entertainment be con- 
stituted a Committee on Expenses of Delegates, and are hereby authorized 
to pay the. same. 

15. That the courtesies of the platform to distinguished guests be 
referred to the Secretary of the General Conference and the Chaii-man of 
the Commission on Entertainment, acting jointly, and that the names 
of those to whom such recognition shall be given shall be entered in 
The Journal as a matter of record. 

16. That the Bi.shops be requested to appoint a committee of five 
on Rules of Order, to which all proposals for changes in the Rules shall 
be referred. 



MAY 1 
First 
Day. 

Morning. 



Edgar Blake moved as an amendment to the report that the 
Committee on Eules be instructed to consider and recommend 
such changes in the present Eules of Order as the Committee 
may deem necessary to clarify, simplify and harmonize the 
same. The amendment prevailed. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. 

Bishop L. B. Wilson read the names of the Bishops designated 
to organize the Standing Committees. They are : 

Committee on Episcopacy, Bishop Berry. 

Committee on Itinerancy, Bishop McDowell. 

Committee on Boundaries, Bishop Shephard. 

Committee on Temporal Economy, Bishop Burt. 

Committee on State of the Church, Bishop Wilson. 

Committee on Book Concern, Bishop Anderson. 

Committee on Foreign Missions, Bishop Nuelsen. 

Committee on Home Missions, Bishop Quayle. 

Committee on Education, Bishop Lewis. 

Committee on Freedmen's Aid, Bishop Hughes. 



To Change 

Rules 

of Order. 



Bishops to 

Organize 

Standing 

Committees. 



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MAY 1 

First 

Day. 

Morn ing. 



Committee 

on 
Courtesies. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Re.-tignation 

of 

H. C. 

Jennings. 



Committee on Sunday Schools, Bishop Bristol. 
Committee on Epworth League, Bishop Stuntz. 
Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, 
Bishop Henderson. 

Bishop Wilson named the following Committees, nominated by 
the Bishops : 

Committee on Secretary's Eecord: W. D. Cole, West Ohio; 
J. L. Neu, Southern German; F. M. Larkin, Southern Cal- 
ifornia; J. W. Van Cleve, Illinois; Eay Allen, Genesee. 

Committee on Privileges: L. M. Dunton, South Carolina; 
F. H. Coman, Genesee; J. W. Kiunear, Pittsburgh; G. H. Bick- 
ley, Philadelphia; F. A. Home, New York East; C. E. Bacon, 
Indiana; J. M. Cox, Little Eock; E. W. Blakeman, West Wis- 
consin; A. S. Elford, Puget Sound. 

Committee on Courtesies: G. P. Eckman, Wyoming; J. B. 
Eandolph, Mississippi ; W. E. Wedderspoon, Eock Eiver ; Sum- 
merfield Baldwin, Baltimore; George L. Davis, China; W. W. 
King, Saint Louis; J'. E. Joy, Newark; F. S. Wallace, Southern 
California; J. S. Secrest, North-East Ohio. 

Committee on Credentials: J. G. Wilson, Philadelphia; E. C. 
Hardesty, Wilmington ; L. A. Brown, Troy ; W. H. Van Ben- 
schoten. New York; T. H. Campbell, Ohio; August Stromsted, 
Sweden; C. J. English, Missouri; W. T. Eich, New England; 
S. C. Brown, Holston ; F. S. Carson, Hinghwa ; L. A. McKeever, 
Northwest Kansas; A. H. White, Colorado; D. H. Eutter, St. 
Johns Eiver; C. E. Avery, Montana; E. M. Jones, Central 
Alabama; W. A. Noble, Korea; H. E. Suavely, Illinois; B. H. 
Wilson, Southern California; T. A. Hazeltine, Puget Sound; 
W. S. Watson, Wisconsin; H. A, Ellis, Erie. The nominations 
were confirmed. 

Frank Doran, on a question of privilege, presented the fol- 
lowing communication from Dr. H. C. Jennings, and on his 
motion, unanimously carried, it was made a part of the records 
of the Conference, and the Secretary was instructed to com- 
municate to Dr. Jennings our sympathy: 

Pasadena, California, April 20, 1920. 
To the Bishops and Members of the General Conference: 
My Dear Brkthren : 

I am asking for a moment of your time in which to give you my 
greeting, because of my inability to be present in your body at this 
time. 

The Minnesota Conference has done me the high honor of an election 



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to the membership of eight successive General Conferences, and it has 
been my privilege to be present in all but the present session. In 1896 
I was given the responsibility of an election as one of your publishing 
agents, and for the twenty-four years since that time this service has 
been my chief joy. I am glad that in all these years I have had no 
other business or interest. The Book Concern has had my time and 
strength. 

I have now come to the place where my physicians tell me that my 
hard work is done ; that the best I can hope for or expect is a limited 
time of quiet and careful living. 

I would not have chosen this way of closing up my work ; but I am 
profoundly thankful for the good chauce which God and the Church 
have given me, to help a little in the bringing of his Kingdom. 1 shall 
be glad if I may live to do some further quiet service. 

I appreciate, as never before, the tine courtesy and consideration which 
have always been accorded me by my fellow workers ; my partners in 
the Publishing Agency, the members of the Book Committee, and my 
brethren everywhere ! I can ask for my successor in this work, no 
higher joy than that which has come to me in the service of the Meth- 
odist Book Concern. 

Yours in our common faith and fellowship, 

Henby C. Jennings. 

W. H. Anderson presented the following resolution, and it was 
adopted by a rising vote : 

Whereas, There is now in progress a flagrant attempt by and in 
behalf of the brewers to uuUif.v the Prohibition Amendment to the 
Constitution of the United States, and the liquor interests generally 
are engaged in an effort to bring back the saloon by using beer of low 
alcoholic content as the entering wedge ; and. 

Whereas, The opponents of Prohibition are openly avowing their 
intention of securing if possible from the coming national political con- 
ventions a declaration in favor of beer, and to that end are endeavoring 
to give the impression that there is a general popular reaction against 
Prohibition ; therefore be it 

Resolved, By this General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, as.sembled at Des Moines, Iowa, representing more than four 
millions of actual membership, that we respectfully but urgently call 
upon the national conventions of both major parties to uphold the 
supremacy of law and defer to the moral convictions of the American 
people by incorporating in their respective platforms a plank declaring 
not only for obedience to and enforcement of the law, but also recognizing 
that Prohibition is now the settled policy of this nation through the plac- 
ing of it in the fundamental law of the land, and specifically declaring 
against any weakening of the Federal Enforcement Act wliich would 
legalize the sale of beer or wine for beverage purposes. 

William H. Anderson, 
Chables E. Guthbie. 

On motion of Edgar Blake, the time was extended. 

E. P. Dennett presented a resolution as to the overhead ex- 
penses of the Church, which, on motion of Marvin Campbell, 
was ordered printed in the Daily Advocate, and made the order 
of the day immediately after the approval of the Journal, Mon- 
day morning, May 3. 

Edgar Blake offered the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

The Methodist Episcopal Church during the present quadrennium has 
celebrated the completion of one hundred years of organized missionary 
effort by recording two notable victories, one financial, the other spiritual, 
and these two are one. In this day of the world's unprecedented need, 
the church first met the challenge of the hour with cash and subscrip- 



MAY 1 

First 
Day. 

Morning. 



Prohibition 

Enforce- 
ment Plank 
in Partj 
Platforms. 



Time 
Extended. 
Overhead 
Expense. 



Evangelism 

and 
Pentecost 
Sunday. 



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MAY 1 tioiis in excess of one hundred and thirteen millions of dollars for the 

First work of missions at home and abroad ; and at once, under the leader- 

Day. ship of her bishops, district superintendents, ana pastors, followed this 

Mornino. victory with a call to win one million souls to Christ and the church by 

June ist. 1!)20. 

With gratitude to God, as we enter the last month of this epochal 
year and iiuadrennium, we are able to record that under the blessing 
and leadership of the great Head of the Church, the decline in mem- 
bership last year has been changed into such an evangelistic advance as 
Methodism lias never before witnessed. In spite of the great unrest 
throughout the country, and notwithstanding widespread unfavorable 
weather and health conditions, it now appears that more than a half mil- 
lion souls have been won to Christ at Methodist altars since June 1st, 
1911). 

Twenty-two days still remain before Pentecost Sunday, May 23, in 
which to record the final triumphs of the greatest evangelistic year in 
our history. With a due sense of the responsibility and opportunity 
that rest upon us, as the most populous branch of the Protestant Church, 
to achieve a victory that shall not only bring great joy to a multitude 
of redeemed suuls, but also shall inspire all communions everywhere to 
enter upon similar evangelistic campaigns, we call upon our pastors ani 
people throughout the Church to double their diligence from now until 
Pentecost Day, using every possible agency to win men to Christ, and 
on that day so to present "the claims of the Gospel and the triumphs of 
the Cross, calling men to immediate decision, that throughout Methodism 
the scenes of the first Pentecost may be repeated in blessing and power. 

We recommend that the week previous to Pentecost Day be set 
apart for prayer, personal work and special services throughout the 
Church, and that Sunday, May 23, be made a day of consecration and 
decision in the public congregations, the Sunday schools, the Epworth 
Leagues and also in all of our educational institutions ; further that on 
the afternoon of Pentecost Day members of the Official Board, Unit 
Leaders, Minute Men. • Sunday School Teachers, members of the Win 
One Legion, and others go out, two by two, in a personal quest for those 
upon the constituency roll of the church who still are unreached, and 
that in every church on that day both the morning and evening services 
close with an altar service. 

If this may be done on the more than eighteen thousand pastoral 
charges of the denomination, is it too much to expect that on one day a 
quarter of a million souls may be enlisted in the service of Christ, and 
thereby not only our own Church but also all Churches and Communions 
may be heartened to press forward speedily in a victorious effort to 
make Christ known throughout the world. 

We also recommend that inasmuch as our pastors and people through- 
out the Church are to observe the week previous to Pentecost Sunday, 
May 23, in evangelistic services that shall culminate on that day in special 
prayer, consecration, and personal work for the unsaved, Sunday, 
May 23, be observed by the General Conference as a day of waiting 
upon God in i)rayer for the empowering of the unsaved, that as we 
face the larger tasks and greater responsibilities of the present hour, 
the awakened Church shall go forward as a mighty army to record 
further victories. 

We further recommend that the Committee on Evangelism appointed 
by the Board of Bishops and the chairman of the Program Committee 
of the General Conference be empowered to arrange the program of 
services for the day. 

Fred B. Fisher, J. L. Hillman, 

W. W. Martin, Titus Lowe, 

R. J. Wade, Ray Allen, 

E. G. Richardson, Wallace MacMullen, 

Joseph M. M. Gray, L. J. Birney, 

George Elliott, F. W. Mueller, 

James C. Baker, P. J. Mavkety, 

E. P. Dennett, J. L. Fort, 

E. L. Waldorf, J. W. Hanciier, 
J. E. Crowtiier, W. E. Brown, 

F. M. Larkin, W. H. Brooks, 
Joii.N Thompson, C. L. :\Iead, 

G. H. Bickley, Edgar Blake. 



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Morning. 
Assistant 
Secretaries. 



E. M. Mills nominated the following as a partial list of ^ay i 

First 

assistant secretaries, and the nominations were coutirmed : day. 

E. J. Wade, North Indiana. 
M. E. Snyder, New Jersey. 
V. F. Brown, West Ohio. 
0. G. Markham, Kansas. 
E. M. Furman, Nebraska. 
W. F. Burris, Missouri. 
G. B. Cliff, Southern California. 
C. B. Sylvester, California. 
W. P. Graham, Ohio. 
E. R. Heckman, Central Pennsylvania. 

C. W. Flesher, West Virginia. 
J. M. Arters, Maine. 

J. B. Redmond, Lexington. 

G. E. Hume, Southern California. 

D. H. Rutter, Saint Johns River. 

On motion of G. H. Trever, Conference stood adjourned at ^ment.°' 
12:45 p. M., Bishop Berry pronouncing the Benediction. 



SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 2, 1920 

Conference convened in the Coliseum at 3 p. m., with Bishop 
Berry in the chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 for a thousand tongues to sing," 
was sung. 

Bishop Welch offered prayer, concluding with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hynrn beginning, "The church's 
one foundation." 

Bishop W. F. McDowell read the Quadrennial Address of the 
Bishops. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Hughes. 

Conference closed with the benediction by Bishop Hughes. 



Second 
Dat. 



Devotional 
Service. 



Quad- 
rennial 
Address of 
Bishops. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MONDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1920 

Conference convened at 8:30 a. m., with Bishop Burt in the 
chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "Blest be the tie that binds," was 
sung. 



MAY 3 
Third 
Day. 

Morning. 



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MAY 3 
Third 
Dat. 

Morning. 

Devotions. 



Apprecia- 
tion of 
Lpiscopal 
Address. 



Prayer was offered by Bishop Mitchell. 

Bishop Mitchell then read and expounded a portion of the 
tenth Chapter of Acts. 

The Conference sang the Hymn, "Come, Thou Fount of 
Every Blessing." 

W. D. Cole reported that the Committee on Secretary's Record 
had examined the Journal of the sessions of Saturday and 
Sunday and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

Robert Watt, on a question of privilege, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted by a rising vote : 

Resolved, That the member.s of the General Conference give expres- 
sion to their grateful appreciation of the Quadrennial address, pre- 
sented by Bishop William Fraser McDowell, on behalf of the Board of 
Bishops. 

As we listened to this epochal address we were impressed with its 
comprehensive and sympathetic grasp of the vital problems which our 
Church is facing in this new day of the world's history ; with its lucid, 
gripping statement of principles rather than a recital of statistics ; with 
its lofty and dignitied spirit lending to its utterances the inspiration of 
the prophet rather than the scribe ; with its intelligent and illuminating 
understanding of the delicate and grave problems now before the Church ; 
with its fearless and loyal recognition of the challenge of a present-day 
Providence ; with its pledge to the Great Head of the Church that the 
progeny of an honored race are ready, "as much as in them lies." to seek 
in the light of the Holy Spirit, to find the right way, the true path, which 
according to his guidance shall prompt us to effective service in all that 
appertains to the building of his Kingdom in the earth. This glorious 
declaration of principles appeals to the best that is in us, and we on 
our part join in the faith and spirit of this call to service, and pledge 
to Bishop McDowell and his colleagues, a new allegiance to our King, 
"whose we are and whom we serve." 

We would also express our appreciation of the leadership, which during 
the past (luadrennium our Chief Pastors have brought to the Church. 
A leadership which enheartened us, when the going was hard, and in- 
spired us when the problems were difficult, and we confidently believe 
that our great Church shares with us the views herein expressed. 



Early 
Reports 

from 

Standing 

Committees. 



The Secretary was instructed to refer the various portions of 
the Episcopal Address to the appropriate Standing Committees. 

On a question of privilege J. L. Fort presented the following 
resolution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, The last ten days of a General Conference session are 
usually so crowded as to render deliberation on important legislation 
very difficult ; and, 

Whereas, It is possible to dispose of much legislation that is merely 
routine in its nature earlier in the session ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Chairmen of the several Standing Committees be 
requested to select or have selected such routine legislation and other 
legislation as will apparently cause little or no debate, for early action 
in committees and early report to the General Conference, 

And be it further 

Resolved, That the Rules Committee be instructed to provide in the 
daily program of business a call for such reports beginning not later 
than May 10, 1920. 



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John L. Fort, 
J. W. Van Cleve, 
Leopold A. Niles, 
RoLLA V. Watt, 
W. P. MacVey, 
R. J. Wade, 
W. C. Hartingeb, 



Ray Allen, 
I. H. Crocker, 

H. H. MURDOCK, 

G. C. Douglass, 

A. J. HiGGINS, 

Howard A. Field, 
Walter R. Fruit. 



Under the order of the day, the following resolution, presented 
on May 1 by E. P. Dennett, and made the order of the day for 
this hour, was called. 

Resolved, That a Special Committee on the overhead expense of the 
Church be appointed by the Bishops. The said committee shall consist 
of one member from each General Conference District and five at large, 
and no secretary, member, or employee of any board shall be a member 
of this committee. 

The Committee shall ascertain and report the number of employees, 
the salaries paid, and the other expenses of administering the boards 
of the church. 

The secretaries are hereby instructed to furnish the necessary infor- 
mation. 



MAY 3 

Third 

Day. 

Morning. 



For 
Committee 



Overhead 
Expense. 



Division 

of 
Question. 



After discussion, on motion of J. I. Bartholomew the previous 
question was ordered. 

Ray Allen called for a division of the question, the first di- 
vision being the portion asking for the appointment of a com- 
mittee, and the second, that specifying who shall not be in- 
cluded in a committee. 

The first division was adopted. 

A motion by Ray Allen to lay the second division on the 
table did not prevail. 

The second division was adopted. 

The resolution as a whole was adopted. 

The Secretary announced the Committee of Reference, as Committee 
follows : Wallace E. Brown, for the Secretary ; R. A. Chase, 
S. J. Greenfield, E. L. Kidney, G. E. Maxwell. 

On motion of E. M. Mills, it was ordered that the further call- 
ing of the roll be dispensed with, and that the delegates who 
are reported in writing by the chairman of any delegation as 
present to-day, who were not reported on Saturday, be placed 
on the roll of the first day. 

J. L. Hillman presented the following resolution and it Evangeiistio 

I «= Services 

was adopted : 



Reference. 



Absentee 
Roll. 



during 
Conference. 



In view of the fact that this is the closing month of the year in which 
under the call of the Bishops and District Superintendents evangelism 
has received special emphasis throughout the Church, we recommend 
that during the session of General Conference in the city of Des Moines, 
the Department of Evangelism of the Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension be requested to provide for holding revival services 
every evening, with a special appeal to the unchurched of the city. 



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MAY 3 

Third 

Dat 

Morn ing. 

Committee 

to consider 

Report of 

Commission 

on 
Unification. 



A. W. Harris for the Commission on Unification, presented 
for adoption the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Commission on Unification recommend to the 
General Conference that its Report be referred to a special committee 
to be made up as follows : 

Five Bishops, to be selected by the Board of Bishops ; 

Four representatives — two ministers and two laymen — from each 
episcopal area in the United States, to be selected by the delegates from 
the respective areas ; 

And four representatives — two ministers and two laymen — from East- 
ern Asia ; four representatives — two ministers and two laymen — from 
Southern Asia ; four representatives — two ministers and two laymen — 
from Europe ; four representatives— two ministers and two laymen — from 
Latin-America ; and one minister and one layman from Africa ; to be 
selected by the respective groups of delegates. 



Calendar 
of Reports. 



A substitute offered by H. J. Ames, that the report of the 
Commission on Unification be presented to the Conference as 
a body and made the Order of the Day for Thursday, May 13, 
immediately after recess, and that its discussion be continued 
each day thereafter at the same hour until final disposition, was, 
on motion of E. C. Dixon, laid on the table. 

On motion of R. A. Chase, the previous question was ordered. 

The resolution was adopted. 

The following resolution was presented by J. B. Hiugeley 

and adopted : 

Resolved. That the committee on the Rules of Order of the General 
Conference be requested to provide for a calendar of Reports, on which 
the reports may be entered in the order in which they are received 
by the secretary of the General Conference ; and that the call of the 
calendar take the place of items IV and V in Rule 7. 



Executive 

Session 
Committee 

on 
Episcopacy. 

Meeting 
of Areas. 



Claflin 

Quintet. 

F^arly 

Adjournment. 



On motion of D. G. Downey, permission was granted to the 
Committee on Episcopacy to sit in executive session, this not 
to exclude members of the General Conference. 

On motion of C. L. Mead, the Bishops were requested to call 
together the delegates of their Areas, at the earliest possible 
moment, to select members of the Special Committee which is to 
consider the Report of the Commission on Unification. 

A motion of C. E. Guthrie to fix the time at which the Com- 
mittee shall report to the Conference was, on motion of Frank 
Doran, laid on the table. 

The motion of C. L. Mead prevailed. 

Announcements were made and the Conference took a recess 
of ten minutes. 

On invitation, the Claflin University Quintet sang a selection. 

On motion of A. G. Kynett, it was ordered that the session 



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close promptly at 12:00 o'clock to-day to permit the meetings 
of the delegates of the several Areas, as ordered this morning. 

The Secretary nominated the following additional assistant 
secretaries, and the nominations were confirmed: 

A. G. Kynett, Philadelphia. 

M. W. Dogan, Texas. 

C. P. Dorsey, Missouri, in place of W. F. Burris, who desires 
to sit with his delegation. 

On motion of W. W. Lucas the rules were suspended for the 
presentation of the following resolution : 

Whereas, Within the fold of the Methodist Episcopal Church there 
are 350,000 members of African descent, and 

Whereas, It is becoming increasingly difficult for our white bishops 
to adequately minister to these people because of conditions over which 
neither they nor we have control ; and 

Whereas, A great Church like ours representing and containing vari- 
ous race groups owes every race group within its fold the most complete 
and efficient supervision in order to conserve the best interests of the 
kingdom ; therefore, 

Resolved, That Ave order a commission consisting of one minister and 
one layman from each episcopal area to be appointed by the Bishops, 
to inquire into the needs of this group from the eighty Negro delegates 
here from the Colored Conferences, the visitors here from the South, 
from our Bishops who administer to our Colored Conferences, and of 
all other available sources of information ; and report back to this 
General Conference not later than Friday of this week their findings, 
and make such recommendations, as in their judgment will give some 
episcopal leadership of their own race. 

W. W. Lucas, 
William McMoekis, 
Ernest Lyon. 



MAY 3 
Thibd 
Day. 

Morning. 
Assistant 
Secretaries. 



Negro 
Bishops. 



On motion of D. G. Downey, the resolution was referred to 
the Committee on Episcopacy, with instructions to report at an 
early date. 

On motion of G. H. Trever, it was ordered that all papers 
concerning unification of the two Churches, except the report of 
the Commission on Unification, be referred to the special com- 
mittee ordered this morning. 

William Nottingham moved that the Commission on En- 
tertainment be requested to devise some plan for bringing the 
delegates in the rear of the room nearer the speakers, and report 
as soon as possible. 

E. S. Tipple, for the Commission on Entertainment, reported 
that arrangements were being perfected to enable all to hear 
perfectly. 

E. J. Lockwood moved as an amendment to the motion of 
William Nottingham, that a Committee of five from the Pitts- 



Papers 
concerning 
Unification. 



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MAY 3 

TlURD 

DAr. 

Morning. 



Places of 

Area 
Meetings. 



burgh, Upper Iowa, Dakota, Little Kock, aud Philadelphia Con- 
ferences be appointed to confer with the Committee on Enter- 
tainment concerning the matter. 

On a motion of substitution by W. A. Barnes, the entire mat- 
ter was referred to the Commission on Entertainment. 

Bishop Wilson announced the places for the Area meetings. 

E. S. Tipple submitted the following supplemental report 
to Eeport No. 2 of the Commission on Entertainment, which 
was adopted : 



Meetings 
of General 
Conference 

Districts 



MEETINGS OF GENEEAL CONFBEENCE DISTEICTS 
TIME : 5 p. M., TUESDAY, MAY 4 

I. First Baptist Church (Auditorium). 
II. First Methodist Church (Auditorium). 
III. Plymouth Congregational Church (Auditorium). 
IV. Central Christian Church (Auditorium). 

V. First Methodist Episcopal (Chapel). 
VI. First Baptist Church (Chapel). 
VII. Central Presbyterian Church (Auditorium). 
VIII. Saint John's Lutheran Church (Auditorium). 

IX. Central Presbyterian Church (Sunday School Room). 
X. Central Christian Church (Chapel). 

XI. Saint John's Lutheran Church (Sunday School Room). 

XII. Young Men's Christian Association (Auditorium). 

XIII. Young Men's Christian Association (East Room). 

XIV. Savory Hotel (Assembly Room) Mezzanine floor. 

XV. Savory Hotel (Assembly Room) Mezzanine floor. 



Editing 

of 

Discipline. 



J. H. Eace, for the Publishing Agents, presented the following 
resolution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, The Book of Discipline. 11395, states: "The Book Editor 
shall have editorial supervision of all manuscripts and printed matter 
intended for publication in book form, or intended to bear the imprint 
of The Methodist Book Concern as hereinbefore provided" ; and 

Whereas, The Discipline naturally falls within this provision; there- 
fore, 

Resolved, That the editing of the Discipline shall be a part of the 
official duties of the Book Editor, who may secure such help as he may 
require. 

John H. Race, 
Edwin R. Gbaham. 



To Send 
Portion of 
Epi.sropai 
Address to 
National 
Leaders. 



On a question of privilege, H. L. Jacobs presented a resolution 
ordering that a copy of the first paragraph of the Bishops' Ad- 
dress be sent to the President of the United States, the Presiding 
Officer of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Eepre- 
sentatives. 

W. H. Van Benschoten moved to amend by striking out the 
words, "To the Speaker of the House." 



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E. B. Evans moved that the resolution be referred to the 
Committee on State of the Church, and it was so referred, 

J. B. Hingeley presented the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the several Reports as printed in the Handbook of the 
General Conference, or presented separately, be received and referred to 
the proper committees by the Committee on Reference. 

G. P. Eckman, for the Committee on Courtesies, introduced 
the Eev. T. Albert Moore, D.D., Secretary of the General Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church of Canada, and Secretary of 
the Board of Evangelism and Social Service of the Methodist 
Church of Canada ; fraternal delegate from that Church. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, requested 
that J. M. Killits of the West Ohio Conference be temporarily 
excused and that during his absence F. M. Clevenger, first 
alternate, be seated in his stead. 

It'was so ordered. 

The announcements were made and the Conference adjourned 
at 12 o'clock, the Eev. T. Albert Moore pronouncing the Bene- 
diction. 



MAY 3 
Third 
Day. 

Morning. 
Reference. 



Rev. T. 
Albert 
Moore. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MONDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 o'clock p. m.. Bishop Berry pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 God, our help in ages past," was 
sung. 

Prayer was offered by J. W. Hoffman. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Blest be the tie 
that binds." 

At the request of the Bishop, the Secretary read the following 
letter as credentials of the Rev. Frederick Luke Wiseman, B.A., 
Fraternal Delegate from the Wesleyan Methodist Church. 

London, England, 
July 19, 1919. 
Dear Bishop Wilson : 

In view of your approaching General Conference the representative 
session appointed a committee to bring in the name of a fraternal dele- 
gate who should convey to that Conference our affectionate greetings ; 
on the recommendation of that committee the Conference heartily and 
unanimously appointed the Reverend Frederick Luke Wiseman, B.A., 
the General Secretary of our Home Missions, and for some years the 
head of our Birmingham Missions, to represent it at your General 
Conference. 

Yours fraternally, 

John E. Wakerly, Secretary. 



MAY 3 
Third 
Day. 

Evening. 



Frederick L. 
Wiseman 
Fraternal 
Delegate. 



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MAY 3 
Thibd 
Day. 

Errnina 
T. AllxTt 

Moore, 
Kralerasl 
DelegaU?. 



The Secretary also read the credentials of the Rev. T. Albert 

Moore, D.D., Fraternal Delegate of the Methodist Church of 

Canada, as follows: 

To the General Superintendents and Members of the General Conference 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States of America. 

Dear Fatiikrs and Brktiirkn : 

I have great pleasure in informing you that at the last General Con- 
ference of our Church held in the city of Hamilton during the mouth 
of October, lOlS, the Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D., was designated to bear 
the greetings and filial love of the Methodist Church in Canada to your 
august and honorable body. 

Dr. Moore for many years rendered conspicuously useful service in 
the pastorate of our Church. He was afterward General Secretary of the 
Lord's Day Alliance of Canada, and later has occupied with very distin- 
guished ability, the position of General Secretary of the Department ot 
Evangelism and Social Service in the Canadian Methodist Church. He will 
tell you of our appreciation of the high honor conferred upon us by sending 
as your fraternal messenger to our late General Conference, the Rev. 
Joseph F. Berry, D.D., LL.D., a native of Canada, the son of a Methodist 
parsonage and now the senior effective bishop of your great section of 
American Methodism. He will acquaint you with the progress made 
by the United Methodists of Canada, of the devotion of our people to 
the cause of the world's liberty, and of their sufferings to maintain the 
same during the great struggle from which our nation in common 
with yours has lately emerged. He will give you glimpses of a new 
world and assure you of the intense desire of our people that the bonds 
of amity and good will between your nation and ours may be strength- 
ened, and that the future peace and progress of the world may l^ 
assured and promoted by the unity of affection and endeavor on the part 
of all the Anglo-Saxon peoples of the world, to whom we believe provi- 
dence has committed the moral leadership of mankind. 

Trusting that in all your important deliberations you may be guided 
by the wisdom of Heaven, I remain, 

Very sincerely and fraternally yours, 

^ ,, , ,^^„ S. D.' Chown, General Superintendent. 

Toronto, May 1, 1920. 



Bishop 

AnderaoD 
KeporU. 



Fraternal 
Greetings. 



Bishop 

Berry 

Reports. 



Fraternal 
Greetings. 

Adjourn- 



Bishop Anderson reported his official visit in 1918, as Fra- 
ternal Delegate to the Wesleyan Conference of England and to 
the Conference in Ireland. 

G. P. Ecknian introduced Rev. Frederick Luke Wij^enian, who 
brought the fraternal greetings of the Wesleyan Methodist 
Church and of the Irish Wesleyan Church. 

Bishop Berry spoke upon his reception as Fraternal Delegate 
to the General Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada, 
and introduced the Rev. Dr. Moore, who delivered his mes- 
sage of fraternity and affection. 

The Doxology was sung and the Conference adjourned with 
the Benediction by Bishop Hartzell. 



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TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1920 

Conference convened at 8:30 a.m.. Bishop McDowell pre- 
siding. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Oldham. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Awake, my soul, 
stretch every nerve." 

Bishop Oldham read portions of the Scripture from the 
seventh chapter of John, the forty-second Psalm, and the fifth 
chapter of Ephesians, and spoke on "Spiritual Requirements 
for Effective Service." 

The Hymn beginning, "Lead on, King Eternal," was sung. 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, re- 
ported that the Committee had examined the Journal of yester- 
day's sessions and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

On a question of privilege, J. B. Hingeley announced that his 
relation to the Committee of Reference would cease to-day, and 
that R. A. Chase is the Chairman and G. E. Maxwell, Secretary, 
of the Committee. 

R. A. Chase requested that E. C. Dixon be appointed Chair- 
man of the Committee in his place. 

The request was granted. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, the Chairman and Secretary of 
the Committee on Reference were permitted to be seated at a 
table in front of the platform. 

F. M. North, on a question of privilege, moved that the 
formal report of the Federal Council of Churches in America, 
and also the communication from the Interchurch World Move- 
ment and other cooperative organizations and movements, be 
referred to the Committee on Unification for consideration and 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, the call of Conferences for 
resolutions to be put on immediate passage was made. 



MAY 4 

Fourth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Committee 

of 
Reference. 



Reports 
Referred 



Call of 
Conferences. 



BALTIMORE 



J. C. Nicholson presented the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

rxT, m. Concerning 

Whereas, There is in existence a vigorous campaign in this country Ireland. 



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MAY 4 

Fourth 

Dat. 
Momino. 



rrot^ction of 
Pastorate. 



to secure the recognition of the so-called republic of Ireland by the 
United States government, and 

Whereas, There is now pending in Congress a bill to provide for the 
salaries of a minister and consuls to the "Republic of Ireland" ; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
that we hereby record our opposition to all such efforts to induce our 
government to engage in this unwarranted interference in the domestic 
aflfairs of Great Britain, and earnestly urge Congress to defeat all bills, 
resolutions, or enactments that propose or assume recognition of the 
"Republic of Ireland" by the United States Government; and further be 

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to the President of 
the United States, President of the United States Senate, and Speaker 
of the House of Representatives. 

J. C. Nicholson, 
W. L. McDow-ELL, 
W. W. Barnes, 
F. R. Bayley. 

F. K. Bayley offered a resolution concerning the protection of 
the pastorate. 

On motion of G. P. Eckman, it was referred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 



Concerning 
General 
Boards. 



CENTRAL ILLIXOIS 

W. P. MacVey presented the following resolution, and it was 
adopted : 

Whereas, There have arisen questions of great importance concern- 
ing the relation of the Annual Conference to the programs of the gen- 
eral boards ; 

Whereas, Those questions involve judicial interpretations of the con- 
stitution of the Church and its laws ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on Judiciary be instructed to give an 
early and open hearing to all appeals or memorial appeals relating to 
this question and to report to this Conference, not later than May 15, 
a declaration of Conference rights and duties in relation to the general 
boards. 

W. P. MacVey, 
C. F. W. Smith. 



Bishopa 
Vincent 

and 
Thobum. 



CENTRAL PENXSYLVAXIA 

H. L. Jacobs offered the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Courtesies be authorized and in- 
structed to send to Bishop John Heyl Vincent, living the life beautiful, 
and Bishop James Mills Thoburn, wide-visioned seer, both in retirement 
and absent from this Conference, suitable expressions of our remem- 
brance of them, with pledges of continued esteem, love and prayers, with 
felicitations to Bishop Thoburn, on having attained by May 7, the golden 
age of eighty-eight full years, the second longest life of all the General 
Superintendents and Missionary Bishops of the Church. 

John Thompson, W. M. Peirce, 
J. F. Black, J. P. Burns, 

H. L. Jacobs, E. M. Ste\-ens, 

Herbert A. Ellis, J. S. Souser, 
C. E. Welch, J. B. Stein, 

B. A. Walker, A. S. Williams, 

N. A. White, E. R. Heckhan. 



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A. S. Williams presented a resolution on sustentation, ^^^ ^ 

Fourth 

On motion of W. W. Barnes, it was referred to the Committee day. 
on Temporal Economy. 



Morning. 
Sustentation. 



G. T. Notson offered a resolution providing for a Standing 
Committee on Hospitals and Homes. 

W. F, Conner moved that the resolution be amended by strik- 
ing out the words, "be instructed,^' and that it then be referred 
to the Committee on Eules. 

The motion prevailed. 



Hospitals. 

and 

Homes. 



DES MOINES 

J. L. Hillman presented a petition asking for a decision of 
the Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of H 190, § 5, 
of the Discipline. 

On his motion it was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 
without reading, 

J. L. Hillman also presented an appeal of W. H. Shipman 
of the Des Moines Conference, which was referred without read- 
ing to the Committee on Judiciary. 



Petition 

and 
Appeal to 
Committee 

on 
Judiciary. 



J. M. Walker offered the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Inasmuch as we are in the closing period of the special evangelistic Evangelism, 
campaign of our church, 

Resolved, That we request that at every preaching service held in any 
Methodist Episcopal church, in or around Des Moines, during the time 
of the General Conference, the invitation to come to Christ and to unite 
with the church be given. 

J. M. Walker, 

C. E. Bacon, 

W. W. Martin, 

H. W. Kemp. 

MISSISSIPPI 

J. M. Shumpert offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the publishing agents be instructed to send a copy Conference 
of the Journal of this General Conference to each delegate, and to each Journal. 
bishop, and to every college, seminary and theological school of the 
church, and also one copy to each fraternal delegate to this General 
Conference. 

J. M. Shumpert, 

William McMorris, 

J. B. Randolph, 

M. Collins, 

E. L. Gordon. 



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Fourth 
Day. 

MuTixing. 



278 Journal of the General Conference 

A motion by E. E. Shipley to refer the resolution to the Com- 
mittee on Book Concern was laid on the table. 
The resolution was adopted. 



Report of 
Ecunieuiral 

Methodist 
Comrni^ioD. 



Information 

as to 
Entertain- 
ment of 
Delegates. 



NEWARK 

R. B. Urmy presented the report of the Ecumenical Methodist 
Commission, and it was referred to the Committee on State of 
the Church. 

NEW JERSEY 

M. E. Snyder presented a resolution concerning the sending 
out of advance information as to entertainment of delegates at 
the sessions of the General Conference. 

W. L. McDowell moved to amend the resolution by adding 
that the Committee qn Entertainment endeavor to reserve for 
the Spring Conferences a fair proportion of the desirable seats 
that are on sale. 

The amendment was adopted. 

On motion of J. W. Van Cleve, the resolution was referred to 
the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



Race Track 
Gambling. 



ROCK RIVER 

W. R. Wedderspoon offered a resolution regarding Race Track 
Gambling. 

On motion of C. M. Van Pelt, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals. 



Change 
f Rulea. 



J. L. Fort presented a resolution on Change of Rules, which 
was referred to the Committee on Rules of Order. 



Day of 
Final Ad- 
journment. 



Number of 
Areas and 
Biabopa. 



WILMINGTON 

Robert Watt presented the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

In order to relieve as far as possible the treasurer in the matter 
of caring for the expenses of delegates, and at the same time minister to 
a dignified and unhurried adjournment, resolved that we request the 
Committee on Credentials, in connection with the chairmen of the stand- 
ing committees, to report to the General Conference as early as pos- 
sible, a recommendation fixing on a definite day for final adjournment. 

Robert Watt also presented the following resolution, and it 
was adopted : 

In view of the importance of the matter and its relation to the busi- 
ness of the General Conference, we request the Committee on Episcopacy 



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to report its recommendations as to the number of areas and the num- MAY 4 

ber of geneial superintendents to be chosen by ballot, and suggest as early Fourth 
a day as possible, so that the other matters of vital moment before the Dat. 

body may have abundant time for their consideration. Morning. 



A recess of ten minutes was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:40. 

The Hymn beginning, "My faith looks up to thee/* was sung. 

The roll of Conferences was completed. 

A telegram concerning unification from the Saint Louis 
Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
was on motion of E. M. Mills referred to the Committee on 
Unification. 

Announcements were made. 

J. W. Van Cleve, for the Commission on Finance, presented 
a report on the plan for a better coordination of the Church 
Boards, which the Commission had been authorized by the 
last General Conference to prepare. 

The report was ordered printed in the Daily Advocate and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

On motion of D. D. Forsyth, the report of the Joint Cente- 
nary Committee was made the Order of the Day for Thursday, 
May 13, immediately after the approval of the Journal. 

The call was made for reports from Standing Committees. 
There were none. 

The call was made for reports from Special Committees. 
There were none. 

Bishop Wilson nominated the following as the Committee on 
Eules of Order : J. M. Killits, H. E. Simpson, G. M. Spurlock, 
E. G. Kichardson, and H. L. Jacobs. 

The nominations, with the exception of J. M. Killits, who 
was temporarily absent, were confirmed. 

The call was made for miscellaneous business. 

The Secretary offered to prepare for the convenience of the 
Conference a roll of the local addresses of the delegates, and to 
have it printed in the Daily Advocate. 

He was requested to do so. 

The Conference adjourned, on motion of G. H. Trever, at 
11:05 A. M., with the Benediction by W. F. King. 

Note. — For evening session see page 1455. 



Telegram 
concerning 
Unification. 



Coordina- 
tion of 
Church 
Boards. 



Order of 
the Day. 



Committee 
on Rules 
of Order. 



Miscellane- 
ous Business 



Local 
Addresses. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



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Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 5 

Fifth 

Day. 

Mornin-/. 



Journal. 



W. H. 
Crawford. 



Branch 
Post office. 



Roll of 
Conferences. 



WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1920 

Conference convened at 8:30 a.m., with Bishop Wilson in 
the chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "Sweet hour of prayer," was sung. 

The Conference recited the twenty-third Psalm in unison. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Leonard. 

Bishop Leonard then addressed the Conference on the sub- 
ject "Witnesses with Power," basing his words on the first 
chapter and part of the eighth verse of the Acts. 

The Hymn beginning, "Holy Spirit, faithful Guide," was 
sung. 

AV. D. Cole reported that the Committee on Secretary's Record 
had examined the Journal of yesterday and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

On a question of privilege, H. A. Ellis moved that the Rev. 
W. H. Crawford, D.D., President of the Allegheny College, 
be invited to a seat on the platform. 

The invitation was extended. 

On a question of privilege, E. P. Dennett moved that the 
Commission on Entertainment be requested to provide, if 
practicable, a branch post office in the building. 

E. S. Tipple, for the Committee on Entertainment, explained 
that the proximity of the general post office and the lack of an 
available room in this building made it se^n advisable to re- 
quest delegates to go for their mail to the general post office. 

On motion of Frank Doran, the motion of E. P. Dennett was 
laid on the table. 

The roll of Conferences was resumed. 



Advertising 

the 

Evening 

Servicea. 



GEORGIA 

E. J. Hammond offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The night services during the General Conference are not 
being attended largely by the people of Des iloines, and the fact that 
all of the.se services, except the special entertainment course, are free and 
of value to the public, therefore be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference request the Committee on 
Arrangements to give special attention to the advertisement of these 
night services and to any other feature which may make them of greater 
value. 

LEXINGTON 

p. E. Skelton presented a resolution asking for a special ap- 



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propriation by the Board of Home Missions and Church Exten- 
sion for the establishment of a college for Negroes. 

On motion of F. E. Bayley, it was referred to the Committee 
on Home Missions and Church Extension. 



MAY 5 

Fdth 

Day. 

Morning. 



MISSISSIPPI 

J. M. Shumpert presented the following resolution, and it 
was adopted: 

Resolved, That the secretary of this Conference be authorized to edit 
the Journal of this Conference for publication, and that the published 
copy, properly certified by him, be the official Journal of this Con- 
ference. 

NEW ENGLAND 

L. A. Nies offered a resolution concerning the appropriation 
of public funds for sectarian purposes, and moved its reference 
to the Committee on State of the Church. 

On motion of W. L. McDowell, the motion to refer was laid on 
the table. 

E. G. Kichardson moved to amend the resolution by sub- 
stituting for the last paragraph, the following: 

Resolved, That the General Conference go on record as utterly op- 
posed to the use of public funds for sectarian purposes, and call upon 



all the States of the Union to 
sectarian purposes. 



prevent the use of public money for 



On motion of J. R. Gettys, the amendment and the resolution 
were referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



Editing of 
Journal. 



Use 
of Public 
Funds for 
Sectarian 
Purposes. 



NORTH CHINA 

W. P. Chen for the Chinese Delegation, presented a resolu- 
tion of protest against alleged Japanese atrocities. 

Frank Doran moved to refer it to the Committee on State 
of the Church. 

W. W. Barnes moved as a substitute that it be referred to 
the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

The substitute was laid on the table. 

On motion of J. M. Phelps, the motion of Frank Doran was 
laid on the table. 

W. H. Van Benschoten moved that the motion to refer to 
the Committee on Foreign Missions be taken from the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Missions. 



Alleged 
Japanese 
Atrocities. 



tion. 



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MAY 5 

Fifth NORTH INDIA 

Day. 

Morning . N. K. Mukcrji presented a resolution regarding the sub- 

Su^rlnte'nd- stitution of a General Superintendency for the Missionary 

ents for -p, . • T T 

India. Episcopacy in India. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy. 

Apprecia- NORTH INDIANA 

W. W. Martin offered a resolution of appreciation of the work 
done by the officers of the Centenary ^ud others connected with 
the movement. 

Consideration was deferred until after recess. 

Bishop Wilson nominated the following Committees, and they 
were confirmed: 

Committee on American Bible Society: 1. L. C. Wright (New 
England). 2. Alfred Wagg (New Jersey). 3. W. M. Pierce 
(Erie). 4. M. B. Eich (Central Pennsylvania). 5. P. A. 
Arter (North-East Ohio). 6. R. B. McEary (North Carolina). 
7. J. P. Wragg (Atlanta). 8. Eugene Weiffenbach (Saint 
Louis German). 9. Herbert Clegg (Northwest Iowa). 10. F. A. 
Lundberg (Central Swedish). 11. L. T. Wilmarth (Michigan), 
12. Frank Doran (Minnesota). 13. W. J. Kurth (East Ger- 
man). 14. C. L. Mead (Colorado). 15. C. E. Avery (Mon- 
tana). 

Committee on Federation: 1. J, A. Hamilton (Troy). 2. R. B. 
Urmy (Newark). 3. L. M. Potter (Genesee). 4. F. B. Trotter 
(West Virginia). 5. J. W. Hoffman (Ohio). 6. J. L. Brasher 
(Alabama). 7. W. W. Lucas (Mississippi). 8. A. E. Kirk 
(Southwest Kansas). 9. J. N. Dryden (Nebraska). 10. Eesho 
Robertson (Southern Illinois). 11. C. 0. Holmes (Northwest 
Indiana). 12. E. D. Kohlstedt (Wisconsin). 13. C. E. Water- 
man (Chicago German). 14. Egerton Shore (Southern Cal- 
ifornia). 15. L. S. Hopfield (Oregon). 

Committee on Rules of Order: Edgar Blake in place of J. M. 
Killits. 

Bishops on the Committee on Unification: Bishop Cranston, 
Bishop Hamilton, Bishop McDowell, Bishop Leete, Bishop Cooke. 

A recess of ten minutes was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :45. 



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Two stanzas of the Hymn beginning, "My faith looks up to 
thee/' were siuig. 

The resolution presented by W. W. Martin was called for 
consideration. 

On motion of Robert Watt, it was referred to the Committee 
on State of the Church. 



MAY 3 

Fifth 

Day. 

Morning . 

Appreciation. 



OKLAHOMA 

W. M. Short presented the following resolution, and it was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the secretary be requested to prepare and publish in 
The Daily Christian Advocate the style of the sub-committees, and the 
chairmen and secretaries thereof, of Standing Committees of the Con- 
ference. 

NORTH-EAST OHIO 

F. A. Arter presented a resolution asking for a decision by 
the Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of H 280 of 
the Discipline. 

After discussion, on motion of D. P. Miller, it was referred 
to the Committee on State of the Church. 



Sub- 
committeea. 



Paragraph 



PHILADELPHIA 

G. H. Bickley offered the following resolution, and it was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Rules be instructed to report a rule 
requiring all who address the Conference to come to the platform to 
speak. 

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 

Andres Pascual presented the following resolution, and it was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The prohibition amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States of America is giving splendid results in the social and 
economic welfare of the people in the United States ; and, 

Whereas, It is the unanimous sentiment of the Methodists in the 
Philippines, and their desire, that the enforcement of said amendment 
be extended to the I'hilippine Islands, inasmuch as the Islands are under 
the government of the United States ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, By this General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, that we respectfully ask the Congress of the United States to 
pass such legislation as may be necessary to extend the enforcement of 
the prohibition law in the Philippine Islands, that the Filipinos may 
partake of its benefits. 

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to the President 
of the United States, the presiding officer of the Senate, and the speaker 
of the House. 

WEST OHIO 

A. E. Smith presented a resolution providing 

in the Rules of Order. 



Must Speak 

from 

Platform. 



Prohibition ii 
Philippines. 



for a change 



Change 
in Rules. 



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MAY 5 

FirrH 

Dat. 

Morning. 



G. H. Bickley moved to refer it to the Committee on Priv- 
ileges. 

On motion of H. L. Jacobs, the motion to refer was laid on the 
table. 

W. W. Barnes moved to amend the resolution by providing 
ftiat after the call of all the Conferences having resolutions, an 
opportunity be given to any delegation to present anything it 
may have. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, the whole matter was referred 
to the Committee on Rules without instructions. 



Last Day 

for 
Memorials. 



WILMINGTON 

Robert Watt presented the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Standing Committees be authorized and instructed 
to return after Friday, May the 14th, without action, all memorials and 
papers that have been referred to them, except such memorials or papers 
as may be referred to them by order of the General Conference ; also that 
this action, if approved, be printed in the Daily Advocate under special 
orders. 



Request of 

Bishop 
Cooke for 
Retirement. 



On motion of S, A. Bright, it was laid on the table. 

The roll of Conferences was completed. 

On a question of privilege, D. G. Downey moved that Bishop 
Cooke be granted the privilege of the floor to make a personal 
statement. 

Bishop Cooke read the following communication : 

To the Memhera of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 

Church. 
DeAE FATItERS AND BbETHBE.N : 

Forty-seven years ago I entered ou"- ministry. From those days of 
my early youth to this hour 1 have served my Lord with ardent love 
and my church with ceaseless devotion. During all these years from 
circuit rider to general superintendent I have given myself with un- 
stinted zeal to the work which was entrusted to me, and during all these 
years the church has trusted me and honored me far beyond my de- 
serving in every way her confidence could be expressed. 

At the previous General Conference I was assigned to the Helena 
Area. With deliberate abandon I flung myself into the mighty tasks of 
that great area, telling the preachers tliat if they stood together, worked 
together and prayed togethei, "Little Benjamin," the Helena Area would 
not be the least among the tribes of Israel when we went up to Mount 
Zion four years hence. 

The work was done, but as the result of overwork under constant 
pressure in the high altitudes of the Rocky Mountain region, there has 
developed dangerous blood pressure and heart trouble. I am broken in 
health. Once robust and impervious as I thought to all disease, I am 
now broken. But at any cost the work had to be done. The record 
of the Helena Area is before you. On the insistent advice of expert 
physicians, I am ordered to desist from active labor at the risk of 
immediate danger. 

As a Bishop of the Church, subject to assignment, and as a man of 
honor, I feel that I have no right to hide or in any way to conceal these 
facts from you. 



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With gratitude to Almighty God, my Father, for his marvelous love 
and mercy through all these years, and with abounding love for the 
Church and fond appreciation for all my brethren, voluntarily I lay 
these facts before you, requesting that by your grace I may be relieved 
from the arduous toils of the Episcopacy, and have a quiet hour before 
perhaps prematurely I pass over to the glorious company of the im- 
mortals in the land where the sun never goes down. 

Should this request be granted, I shall hope to serve the Church in 
other ways to the glory of God and the spread of his kingdom. 

D. G. Downey moved that the communicatiou be referred to 
the Committee on Episcopacy. 

Edgar Blake moved to amend by adding that in case the Com- 
mittee on Episcopacy sees fit that the request of Bishop Cooke 
be granted by the General Conference, it prepare suitable reso- 
lutions of appreciation and admiration of his life and labors. 

Edward Smith of the Helena Area, J. M. Melear, and Bishop 
Wilson gave expression of their appreciation of Bishop Cooke, 
and of sympathy for him and his family. 

The Conference stood and sang, "Blest Be the Tie that Binds." 

The amendment of Edgar Blake was put and prevailed. 

The motion as amended prevailed. 

On motion of J. L. Fort, it was ordered that after the neces- 
sary announcements the Conference stand adjourned. 

The Secretary announced the following as the Special Com- 
mittee on Unification: 

Atlanta Area: Ministers — C. C. Jacobs, E. J. Hammond. Lay- 
men — L. F. Corley, S. C. Cunningham. 

Boston Area: Ministers — Edgar Blake, L. J. Birney. Lay- 
men — A. W. Harris, L. D. Bristol. 

Buffalo Area: Ministers — F. T. Keeney, F. H. Coman. Lay- 
man— E. R. Redhead, T. A. Hull. 

Chattanooga Area: Ministers — R. E. Jones, J. M. Melear. 
Laymen — S. M. Clark, J. B. Randolph. 

Chicago Area: Ministers — F. B. Fisher, W. E. Shaw. Lay- 
men—Ira B. Blackstock, T. F. Holgate. 

Cincinnati Area: Ministers — C. M. Van Pelt, J. J. Wallace. 
Laymen — E. H. Cherrington, A. S. Bennett. 

Denver Area: Ministers — D. E. Kendall, E. N. Edgerton. Lay- 
men — R. B. Spencer, F. H. Roberts. 

Detroit Area: Ministers — George Elliott, Hugh Kennedy. 
Laymen — C. R. Allinger, L. D. Dickinson. 

Helena Area: Ministers — J. A. Martin, Edward Smith. Lay- 
men— C. A. Pollack, C. L. White. 



MAY 5 

Fifth 

Day. 

Morning. 



Appreciation. 



Committee 

on 
Unification. 



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MAY 5 
Fifth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



New Orleans Area: Ministers — M. W. Dogan, F. W. Loy. 
Laymen — J. B. Kandolph, W. J. Huntley. 

New York Area: Ministers — F. M, North, W. H. Brooks. 
Laymen — W. H. Van Benschoten, J. E. Joy. 

Omaha Area: Ministers — F. E. Mossman, J. L. Hillman. Lay- 
men — C. P. Colegrove, G. M. Spurlock. 

Philadelphia Area: Ministers — C. M. Boswell, T. H. Kiah. 
LajTiien — A. V. Bower, E. S. Sheldon. 

Pittsburgh Area: Ministers — Archibald Moore, Arthur 
Staples. Laymen — C. W. Lynch, G. T. Weingartuer. 

Portland Area: Ministers — E. N. Avison, Andrew Warner. 
Laymen, F. A. Hazeltine, E. H. Hughes. 

Saint Louis Area: Ministers— W. F. Burris, C. C. Hall. Lay- 
men — Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth, F. E. Long. 

Sai7it Paul Area: Ministers — C. W. Burns, E. A. Chase. Lay- 
men— M. C. Tifft, W. H. Gold. 

San Francisco Area: Ministers — E. P. Dennett, M. X. Smith. 
Laymen— R. V. Watt, F. S. Wallace. 

Washington Area: Ministers — J. C. Nicholson, Emory M. 
Stevens. LajTnen — C. P. Ford, H. C. Conrad. 

^yichita Area: Ministers — I. F. Eoach, W. A. Keve. Lay- 
men— W. M. Short, M. S. Davage. 

Liberia: Minister — J. H. Eeed. Lajman — B. J. K. Anderson. 

Southern Asia: Ministers — A. A. Parker, W. T. Cherry. Lay- 
men — G. H. Thomas, Andres Pascual. 

Latin-America: Ministers — Y. D. Baez, F. A. Farroetaveba. 
LajTuen — E. Elphick, Mary E. Harrington. 

Eastern Asia: Ministers — G. L. Davis, W. A. Xoble. Lay- 
men—Mrs. W. N. Brewster, C. C. Wang. 

European Area: Ministers — A. Stromstedt, B. M. Tipple. 
La}Tnen — Louise Erikson, 0. A. Olsen. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :35 p. m., with the Benediction 
by W. I. Haven. 



MAY 6 

Sixth 
Dat. 

Morning. 



THUESDAY MOEXIXG, MAY 6, 1920 . 
Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Anderson presid- 



The Hynm beginning, "0 worship the King, all-gloriout 
above," was sung. 



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Prayer was offered by Bishop Nicholson, 

Bishop Nicholson read portions of the twelfth and thirteenth 
chapters of 1 Corinthians, and spoke on "The Eeal Foundation 
of Christian Society/* 

Two stanzas of the Hymn beginning, "Awake, my soul, stretch 
every nerve," were sung. 

The Committee on Secretary's Kecord reported that it had 
examined the Journal of yesterday's session and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

The Order of the Day, the report of the Joint Centenary Com- 
mittee, was called. 

D. D. Forsyth, Chairman of the Joint Centenary Committee, 
made an introductory statement as to the relation of the Board 
of Home Missions and Church Extension to the Centenary, and 
spoke on some results of the Centenary. 

On a question of privilege, Secretary Mills read a telegram 
from the Kansas City Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, regarding Unification, and on his motion 
it was referred to the Committee on Unification. 

S. Earl Taylor, Executive Secretary, presented the formal 
report of the Joint Centenary Committee. 

On request of the presiding Bishop, F. E. Dunn, E. S. Weaver, 
and F. M. North led the Conference in prayer. 

A recess of ten minutes was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:45. 

The Hymn "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" was sung. 

On invitation, the Claflin University Quintet sang. 

Announcements were made. 
■ Bishop Wilson, for the Bishops, nominated the following Com- 
mittees, and the nominations were confirmed. 

Committee on Overhead Expense: Dist. No. 1. E. J. Hor- 
ton, New England Southern. 3. D. F. Diefendorf, Newark. 
3. W. M. Caldwell, Northern New York. 4. 0. J. Randall, 
Baltimore. 5. C. A. Collin, West Ohio. 6. R. L. Stapleton, 
Holston. 7. J. A. Q. Williams, Upper Mississippi. 8. C. D. 
Hestwood, Southwest Kansas. 9. C. C. Cissel, Nebraska. 10. 
H. S. Henschen, Rock River. 11. G. R. Grose, North In- 
diana. 12. J. B. Bradshaw, Northern Minnesota. 13. J. H. 
Durbahn, California German. 14. E. P. Dennett, California. 
15. W. T. Cherry, Malaysia. At Large— J. G. Rosebush, Wis- 



MAY 6 
SrxTH 
Day. 

Morning. 



Report of 

Joint 
Centenary 
Committee. 
Introductory 
Statement 
by D. D. 
Forsyth, 
Chairman. 



Telegram 

on 
Unification. 



Formal 
Report of 

Joint 
Centenary 
Committee. 
Devotions. 



Claflin 
Quintet. 



;38 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 6 
Sixth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Joint 
Centenary 
Committee. 



Appreciation. 



Report of 
Board of 
Foreign 
Misaiona. 



American 
Red Cross. 



consin. A. J. Higgins, Troy. J. A. Beebe, Colorado. H. J. 
Mitchell, Wyoming. J. M. Walker, Indiana. 

Committee on Judiciary (At Large) : E. J. Loekwood, Upper 
Iowa. C. W. Lynch, West Virginia. G. W. White, California. 
J. C. Nate, Illinois. 

Bishop Wilson, on behalf of the Board of Bishops, requested 
permission to place certain communications in the hands of ap- 
propriate Committees. 

The request was granted. 

On a question of privilege, J. G. Wilson, for the Committee 
on Credentials, presented the following report, which was 
adopted : 

Your Committee recommends 

That C. A. J. Walker, lay delegate of Central German Conference, 
be excused from May 10 to 15, inclusive, and that his reserve. W. G. 
Reiber, be seated in his place without extra expense to the Conference. 

That J. P. Wragg, ministerial delegate of Atlanta Conference, be 
excused from attendance May 6 to 8, inclusive. 

That L. K. Van Allen, lay delegate of California Conference, be ex- 
cused from the Conference sessions of May 8, 10 and 11. 

That W. L. McDowell, ministerial delegate of Baltimore Conference, 
be excused for May 8, 10 and 11. 

That L. S. Coe, second reserve from West Wisconsin Conference, be 
seated in place of A. P. Nelson, lay delegate. 

That S. W. Dickson, first reserve lay delegate of Central Pennsylvania 
Conference, be seated in place of G. G. Hutchinson. 

John G. Wilson, Chairman. 
F. A. Hazeltine, Secretary. 

The Order of the Day was resumed, and Edgar Blake, As- 
sociate Executive Secretary of the Joint Centenary Committee, 
reported for the Committee on Conservation. 

On a question of privilege, Titus Lowe presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That we have heard with great stirrings of mind and heart 
the report of the Centenary Commission. 

Therefore, in this high moment we desire to render unmeasured 
thanksgiving to Almighty God, and we also desire to express our deep 
appreciation of the daring and successful leadership of Drs. S. Earl 
Taylor, D. D. Forsyth, Edgar Blake, Frank Mason North, and all others, 
whose sacrificial helpfulness made this unprecedented victory possible. 

On motion of Titus Lowe, the report of the Board of Foreign 
Missions was referred to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

On a question of privilege, E. S. Tipple read the following 

telegram addressed to Bishop Thirkield : ' 

New York, N. Y., May 4, 1920. 
Bishop W. P. Thirkield, 

Care General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Des Moines, loxca. 
Everybody here tremendously thrilled by Bishops' pronouncement on 
world conditions and responsibility of the church in this crisis. Your 
pronouncement prompts me to make a suggestion which I am confident 



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wjuld be of great inspiration to your Conference and possibly of tre- 
mendous influence upon the country. Mr. Henry P. Davison, who dur- 
ing the war was chairman of the War Council of the American Red 
Cross, is now chairman of the board of governors and therefore ex-oflScio 
head of the World lied Cross, now known as the League of Red Cross 
Societies. Mr. Davison has just returned from the first conference of 
the World Red Cross at Geneva, Switzerland. While there he had 
reports from conditions in all parts of Europe and those reports indicate 
an amount of suffering and distress quite beyond imagination. The whole 
situation is one so vital and impressive that it struck me that your 
Conference might find it of exceptional interest and value to invite 
Mr. Davison as the head of the World Red Cross, to come to Des Moines 
and address the Conference, telling its members what he saw and heard 
in Europe. You will understand, of course, that Mr. Davison is tour- 
ing on no crusade or drive of any kind and the only purpose of such 
an invitation would be that the Conference and through it the Methodist 
Church might gather a clearer conception of the real meaning and im- 
portance of certain of the principles set forth in the pronouncement of 
your Bishops. (Signed) Ivy Lee. 

E. S. Tipple moved that Mr. Davison be invited to come to 
Des Moines and address the Conference. 

After remarks favorable to such invitation, on motion of 
W. L. McDowell the previous question was ordered. 

The motion of E. S. Tipple unanimously prevailed. 

On a question of privilege, E. S. Tipple introduced Chaplain 
Emory M. Oliver, commissioned by the War Department to 
explain to the Conference the United States Army's national 
education program. 

The Chaplain spoke for ten minutes, at the close of which he 
invited the Conference to inspect the school work being done 
among the soldiers at Camp Dodge and announced that con- 
veyances would be provided for all who desired to visit the camp. 

K. J. Wade presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That we express our high appreciation of the presence and 
the inspiring address of Chaplain Oliver, and that we will gladly avail 
ourselves so far as possible of the invitation so generously extended. 

Bishop McDowell on a question of privilege spoke of the 
changed attitude of the War Department with regard to the 
work of chaplains, and said that thanks should be given to 
Almighty God for the new status of the Chaplains in the 
Army and Navy. 

On a question of privilege, E. S. Tipple moved that Governor 
Allen, who is to be in the city, be invited to attend to-morrow's 
session of the Conference* 

The invitation was extended. 

On a question of privilege J. F. Goucher requested that the 
name of Treasurer George M. Fowles be included with those 



Morning, 



Henry P. 
Davison. 



Chaplain 
Oliver. 



to Visit 
Camp 
Dodge. 



Governor 
Allen. 



George M. 
Fowlea. 



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MAY 6 

Sixth 

Day. 

Morning. 



Committee 
on Work 
in Europe. 



Print 

Portion 

of Report. 



Excused 

from 

Committee. 



Privilege 

of Floor 

for 

O. P. Miller. 



Member- 
ship of 
Standing 
Committees. 



mentioned in the resolution of commendation passed this morn- 
ing. 

The Conference unanimously concurred. 

F. M. North, on a question of privilege, presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That the General Conference order a Special Committee 
on Methodist work in Europe to consist of fifteen members and to be 
appointed by the Bishops ; that to this committee be referred for consider- 
ation and report the report of the Commission on Methodist Work in 
Europe appointed by the General Conferencr of 1916 ; that the docu- 
ments and communications accompanying this report be also referred 
to this committee ; and that the committee provide that Bishops having 
charge of the administration in Europe, members of the Conference and 
of the commission, and others concerned in the work overseas shall have 
opportunity to confer with the committee. 

F. M. North, on a question of privilege, moved that the part 
of the report of the Commission on Europe having to do with 
a tentative agreement between the Mission Board of our Church 
and that of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, be printed 
in the Daily Advocate. 

So ordered. 

F. M. North also moved that a communication on Methodist 
Cooperation in Northern Europe be referred to the Committee 
on Episcopacy without reading. 

It was so referred. 

On a question of privilege, F. M. Larkin asked to be excused 
from serving on the Committee on Secretary's Eecords. 

The request was granted. 

C. A. Pollock, on a question of privilege, moved that 0. P. 
Miller, Treasurer of the Conference Commission, be granted 
the privilege of the floor. 

The motion prevailed. 

J. W. Hoffman presented the following resolution, which 

was adopted: 

Resolved, That the secretaries of all Standing Committees whose 
membership is selected be and are instructed to make no changes in their 
roll after Saturday, May S, and to furnish to the General Conference 
Secretary no later than May 12, a revised list of the members of said 
committees, which list is hereby made the oflScial roll for the Con- 
ference Journal. 

David G. Downey, 
E. G. Richardson, 
John Thompson, 
John W. Hoffman, 
H. L. Jacobs, 
TiTvs Lowe. 
Elmer L. Kidney, 
William E. Carpenter, 
RoLLA V. Watt, 
Wallace W. Martin. 



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resolution, and it was 



D. L. Marsh offered the followinc 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the Standing Committees on Book Concern and Ep- 
woith League be and hereby are instructed and directed to appoint a 
Committee of Three from each of the said Standing Committees to con- 
stitute a Committee of Conference to consider the question and the ad- 
visability of transferring the ownership of The Epworth Herald from 
the Book Concern to the Board of Control of the Epworth League, the 
committee to report back to respective Standing Committees. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned, on motion of S. A. Bright, at 12 :25 
p. M., with the singing of the Doxology and the Benediction by 
F. L. Wiseman, Fraternal Delegate from the British Wesleyan 
Conference. 

1920 



FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 

with Bishop Nuelsen in 



A. M. 



MAY 6 

Sixth 

Day. 

Morn iiiy. 

Transfer of 

Epworth 

Herald. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MAY 7 
Seventh 

Dat. 
Morning. 



Conference convened at 8 :30 
the chair. 

Bishop Welch offered prayer. 

On invitation the Rev. F. T. Smith, official representative 
of the Japan Mission Council and delegate of the Japan Meth- 
odist Church, sang as a solo the Hymn "When I Survey the 
Wondrous Cross." 

Bishop Welch read a portion of the twenty-fifth chapter of 
Matthew and the eighth chapter of Romans, and spoke on 
"Attempting Great Things for God.'' 

The devotional service closed with prayer by Bishop Welch 
and the singing of the Hymn beginning, "A mighty fortress 
is our God." 

The Committee on Secretary's Record reported that the 
Journal of yesterday's session had been examined and found 
correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

The Secretary announced that only a part of the consignment 
of Rangefiuders had arrived, and that as soon as the delayed 
shipment came the delegates who had not yet received a copy 
would be supplied. 

On motion of Robert Watt, a vote of appreciation was extended Appreciation, 
to the Secretary for the promptness with which the Range- 
finders had been furnished under the difficult conditions. 

The call for Standing Committees was made. 

J. W. Hoffman, chairman of the Committee on the State 



Journal. 



• Range- 
finders. 



Call for 

Standing 

Committees. 



292 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 7 

Seventh 

Dat. 

State of 

Church, 

Report No. 1. 



Minority 
Report. 



Call for 

Special 

Committees. 

Conunittee 

on Rules, 

Report No. 1. 



Memorials 

on Foreign 

Language 

Conferences. 



Hospitals 
and Homes. 



Appeal of 
F. D. Sheets. 



of the Church, presented Report No. 1 of that Committee and 
stated that the report had been handed to the Committee on 
Revision, but that the Committee had been unable to print 
it in the Daily Advocate. 

On motion of Frank Doran, the rules were suspended and 
the report considered without printing. 

After reading, W. M. Short presented a Minority report and 
moved its substitution for the Majority report. 

After discussion, on motion of Daniel McGurk, further con- 
sideration was deferred until the reports were printed. 

The roll of special committees was called. 

Edgar Blake, for the Committee on Rules of Order, presented 
Report Xo. 1 of that Committee. 

The report was adopted section by section. 

A. E. Smith, on a question of privilege, stated that memorials 
on the subject of Foreign Language Conferences had been re- 
ferred to more than one committee, and asked for instructions. 

H. L, Jacobs moved that such memorials be referred to the 
Committee on Itinerancy. 

E. L. Kidney moved as a substitute that all memorials relating 
to work among foreign-speaking peoples in this country be re- 
ferred to the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, 

The Chair sustained the point of order raised by J. L. Fort, 
that under Rule 46 the memorials should be returned to the 
General Conference Secretary for reassignment, and it was 
ordered that they be so returned. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, the Conference Secretary was 
instructed to recall all memorials on hospitals, child welfare, 
and homes, and have them referred to the special Committee on 
Hospitals and Homes. 

H. W. Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, an- 
nounced that an appeal of F. D. Sheets of the Rock River 
Conference had been received by the committee, but that it 
could not be considered unless referred to it by the General 
Conference. 

On motion of J. R. Gettys it was so referred. 

Rolla V. Watt presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Temporal Economy be and hereby 
is instructed to report, not later than the 11th inst., a plan for con- 
ducting the General Conference elections. 



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The Secretary read a communication from the laymen and 
ministers of Washington District, North Carolina Conference, 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and on his motion 
it was referred to the Committee on Unification. 

G, P. Eckman presented the following resolution, which was 
referred to the Committee on Foreign Missions, and also to the 
Special Committee on Methodist Work in Europe: 

Whereas, In his report to the General Conference on the work in 
Europe during the quadreunium, Bishop John L. Nuelsen declares that 
"Russia presents a missionary opportunity of unprecedented magnitude 
and importance" ; and, 

Whereas, This judgment is approved by all religious leaders who are 
acquainted with the current moral and social conditions in Russia ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the General Conference affirm its purpose to strengthen 
and develop the work of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Russia 
as rapidly as possible, and to issue such a deliverance as shall be cal- 
culated to stir the Protestant forces of America to an immediate and 
united movement for the evangelization of the Russian people. 

G. P. Eckman, 
Titus Lowe. 



MAY 7 

Seventh 
Day. 

Morning. 
Commnnica- 

cation on 
Unification. 



Work in 
Russia. 



Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, nominated George 
A. Brown in place of F. M. Larkin, excused, on the Committee 
on Secretary's Record. 

The nomination was approved. 

Bishop Wilson also requested that the following communica- 
tion from the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
be read by the Secretary : 

November 6, 1919. 
The Reverend Bishop Luther B. Wilson, 150 Fifth Ave., New York. 
My Deae Bishop Wilson : 

The last General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, adopted the following resolutions : 

"1. That we consider in relation to the Methodist Episcopal Church 
the wisdom of the exchange of territory and such other adjustments as 
may be possible and practicable in order that all needle.ss waste and 
competition may be eliminated, and that American Methodism may, under 
the most favorable conditions, and to. the best advantage, occupy and 
cultivate the whole field. 

"2. That the General Conference appoint a commission composed of 
one bishop, three laymen, and three ministers to cooperate with a like 
commission from the Methodist Episcopal Church, or such other agents 
as may be authorized to act for the Methodist Episcopal Church, in 
putting the provisions of the foregoing into effect." 

This committee was appointed, and I was made chairman. May I 
ask you to bring this matter to the attention of your Board of Bishops, 
and also to call it to the attention of your General Conference follow- 
ing, as a matter of course, such method as may commend itself to your 
judgment? 

With assurance of my best wishes, I am. 

Truly yours, 

Collins Denny, 
Secretary of the College of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South. 



Committee 
Change 



Adjust- 
ments with. 
Methodist 
Chtirch, 

South. 



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MAY 7 
Seventh 

Dav. 
Morning. 



Farewell 

Address of 

G. Albert 

Moore. 



C. W. 

Tadlock. 



Call for 
Miscellane- 
ous Business. 



Social 
Unrest. 



After reading, E. J. Wade moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Federation. 

J. W. Van Cleve moved that it be referred to the Committee 
on Unification, 

On motion of J. M. Melear, the substitute was laid on the 
table. 

The motion of E. J. Wade prevailed. 

Announcements were made. 

A ten-minute recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:55. 

The Hymn "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" was 
sung. 

G. P. Eckman, for the Committee on Courtesies, presented 
the Eev. G. Albert Moore, Fraternal Delegate from the Method- 
ist Church of Canada, who delivered a brief farewell message. 

G. P. Eckman also presented the Eev. Charles W. Tadlock, 
D.D., Fraternal Delegate from the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South. 

The call for Miscellaneous Business was made. 

E. B. Urmy presented a resolution designed to correct mis- 
statements as to the results of prohibition. 

On motion of Frank Doran, it was referred to the Committee 
on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals. 

C. C. Darnall presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, A grave situation exists in connection with industrial opera- 
tions throughout our land, and because oi conditions there are unrest, 
discontent, and lack of production ; and, 

1V7i ereas, There is great need in our country, not only to create produc- 
tion, but, in addition thereto, create a desire to produce ; and, 

Whereas, Many of the industrial institutions throughout the United 
States, as well as the transportation facilities, are either tied up or seri- 
ously handicapped in handling the commerce of our nation ; and, 

Whereas, This General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
is composed of delegates representing millions of people who are vitally 
and directly interested in this serious situation ; and. 

Whereas, The deliberations and action of this body are of interest, 
not only to those whom we as delegates represent, but the moral influ- 
ence of our deliberations and action is to a great extent interesting, 
impressive, and influencing to the mind and thought of the entire civil- 
ized world ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we earnestly request and call upon and urge those 
who are now in any way involved in planning for and in arranging 
adjustments looking toward the settlement of social and economic mis- 
understanding and disorders, to do their thinking and planning in the 
terms of the gospel and according to the teachings of our Lord and 
Master, .lesus Christ ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we individually and collectively, as far as in our 
power may lie, endeavor to make Jesus Christ king iii finance, in industry. 



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in government; to steady, to quiet and redeem society in all the ranges 

and reaches of personal life and relations. 

C. C. Darnall, 
L. Wirt Markiiam, 
John F. Black, 
William J. Davidson, 
W. W. T. Duncan, 
Perley Lowe, 
H. L. Jacobs, 
John Thompson. 



MAY 7 

Seventh 

DAT. 

Morning, 



L, H. King offered the following resolution: 

Whereas, From the news dispatches of to-day we have learned with 
deep regret of the death of Mrs. Samuel Gompers, wife of the noted 
labor leader, Samuel Gompers ; 

Resolved, That this General Conference hereby record its profound 
sympathy with Mr. Gompers in this time of his sore affliction ; and be it 
further 

Resolved, That the secretary of this General Conference be authorized 
to send to Mr. Gompers a telegram of condolence, expressive of the 
sympathy of this General Conference and of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. 



Sympathy 

for 

Samuel 

Gompers. 



H. P. Sloan moved that it be referred to the Committee on 
the State of the Church, with instructions to report at an early 
date. 

On motion of W. W. Lucas, the motion to refer was laid on the 
table. 

On motion of I. G. Penn, the previous question was ordered. 

The resolution was adopted. 

A. G. Kynett presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas. In the membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church there 
are adherents of all political parties ; and, 

Whereas, The national conventions of the Republican and Demo- 
cratic Parties are about to meet to select candidates for the offices of 
President and Vice-President of the United States and to formulate the 
platforms and policies upon which they will appeal to voters for support ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Bishops be empowered to name committees to 
attend the conventions, who shall urge in the name of this General Con- 
ference and of the membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church the 
nomination of only those candidates who shall unqualifiedly support the 
verdict of the American people as registered in the recently adopted eight- 
eenth amendment to the Constitution, and the unflinching enforce- 
ment of the laws for the enforcement of the provisions of that amend- 
ment, and also the embodying in the platform of a plank pledging the 
policy of the respective parties to the support of the eighteenth amend- 
ment and all necessary laws enacted by Congress for the enforcement 
of law. 

Alpha G. Kynett, 
John G. Wilson. 



Committees 
to National 
Conventions. 



Secretary Mills moved that the memorials regarding Foreign Memorials 
Language Conferences which had been sent back to him for Language 

^ ° Conferences. 

reference, be referred to a commission consisting of one member 



Journal of the General Confe 



MAY 7 
Seventh 

DAT. 

Morning. 



To Change 

Hour of 
Committee 
Meetings. 



Communi- 

cationa for 

Committee 

on Judiciary. 



Post-card 

Shower for 

H. C. 

Jennings. 



from each General Conference District and three at large, to 
be appointed by tlie Bishops. 

H. L. Jacobs moved as a substitute that they be referred to the 
Committee on Temporal Economy. 
The substitute prevailed. 

E. G. Richardson moved that the Committee on Temperance, 
Prohibition, and Public Morals, which yesterday was called to 
meet at five o'clock this afternoon, be called to meet at three 
o'clock instead. 

On motion of D. R. Monroe, the motion was laid on the table. 
H. W. Rogers, for the Committee on Judiciary, stated that 
a communication had reached the Committee from the Xew 
York East Conference, relative to its right to use its Conference 
Claimants' Funds for the relief of persons not engaged in 
religious work, and that the Committee could not consider it 
without authority from the Conference. 

On his motion, it was referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
H. W. Rogers also stated that he held a communication from 
N. L. Rockey, of the North India Conference, concerning the 
legality of an appointment made by one of the Bishops, and that 
the committee could not act upon this without authority from 
the Conference. 

The communication was referred to the Committee on Judici- 
ary. 

H. W. Rogers also stated that the Committee on Judiciary 
had a communication from Methodists in Switzerland asking 
that the Switzerland Annual Conference be authorized to make 
certain changes in the Discipline to make it conform to con- 
ditions existing there. 

The communication was referred to the Committee on Judici- 
ary. 

On motion of D. L. Marsh, it was ordered that the report of 
the findings of the third annual meeting of the Council of 
Cities of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as printed in the 
Department of City Work of the Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension, be referred to the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions and Church Extension. 

John Thomj)son presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That in addition to the common courtesy of a message by 



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telegram from us in Conference assembled to that great servant of the 



church, Henry C. Jennings, we send 
with assurances of personal regard. 



lim a shower of postal cards filled 

John Thompson, 
C. M. Stuart, 
Henry S. Henschen, 
e. h. forkel, 
Edward E. Shipley, 
J. Luther Taylor, 
Herbert Scott. 

John Thompson presented the following resolution: 

Whereas, This Conference has worthily expressed its appreciation 
of our noble leaders in the great Centenary campaign ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we also record our high appreciation of the superb 
leadership of our District Superintendents and of our pastors in their 
local churches, where the battle was fought and won. Without their 
efforts the Centenary Movement would have failed ; therefore, be it 
further 

Resolved, That we record our gratitude to the noble army of our lay- 
men, who made unreserved investments of time a.nd service to make 
success possible in the drives ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we also assure our people that we appreciate their 
personal sacrificial consecration of life and substance in this great world- 
wide Methodist campaign. j^^^^, Thompson. 

W. T. Jennings, 
William Shimmin. 

Robert Watt moved to amend by striking out the reference to 
District Superintendents. 

Daniel McGurk moved as a substitute a resolution of appre- 
ciation of the magnificent work of the Woman's Foreign Mission- 
ary Society, in connection with their great Jubilee Celebration. 

On motion of H. L. Davis, the previous question was ordered. 

On motion of Eay Allen, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

On motion of Eay Allen, the substitute was laid on the 
table. 

On motion of Ray Allen, the resolution was laid on the table. 

Bishop Wilson requested authority to place in the hands of the 
Committee on Judiciary the Rulings of the Bishops. 

Authority was granted. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Bishops, requested the privilege of 
placing in the hands of the proper committees their proposi- 
tions for changes in the Discipline. 

The request was granted. 

E. S. Tipple, for the Commission on Entertainment, re- 
quested an expression on the part of the Conference as to reser- 
vation of seats for the Anniversary Program to-night. 

On motion of Edgar Blake, the Conference requested that 
reserved seats be held for the purchasers until 7 :30 to-night. 



MAY 7 
Seventh 

Day. 
Morning. 



Centenary. 



Rulings 

of the 

Bishops. 



Changes in 
Discipline. 



Reservation 
of Seats. 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 7 : 

Seventh' 

Day. 

Morning 



Governor 
Coolidge. 



E. S. Tipple moved that at the other Anniversaries reserved 
seats be held for their purchasers until 7 :30 p. m. 

After discussion, on motion of W. F. Burris, the previous ques- 
tion was ordered, and the motion prevailed. 

W. L. McDowell presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The Ijegislatiire of the State of Massachusetts has passed 
a bill the efifect of which is to legalize the manufacture and sale of two 
and three-quarter per cent beer : and, 

Whereas, It is reported in the press of this morning that Governor 
Coolidge has ¥etoed the bill in question ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference hereby records its approval 
of this action of this patriotic public servant and commends heartily 
this proof of his loyalty to the Constitution of the United states. 

Resolved, That a copy of this action be forwarded to Governor 
Coolidge by the secretary of this General Conference. 

W. L. McDowell, 

J. C. XlCHOLSOX. 



J. G. Wilson for the Committee on Credentials presented the 
following recommendations, w^hich were approved : 

J. A. Diekman, ministerial delegate of West German Conference, ex- 
cused from May 9 to May 12. Reserve H. A. Hohenwald seated in his 
place. 

G. F. Carpenter, lay delegate of Des Moines Conference, excused 
for May 7 and 8. Reserve A. V. Proudfoot seated in his place. 

C. E. Welch, lay delegate of Erie Conference, excused from May 14 
to 17, inclusive. 

M. C. Singh, ministerial delegate of Northwest India Conference, 
excused for May 13. 

C. R. Allinger. of Central German Conference, excused for following 
dates: May 7, S, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Reserve L. C. Fritsche 
seated in his place on these dates. 

Alonzo Love, of Tennessee Conference, be excused from further attend- 
ance and that W. A. Copeland, First Reserve, be seated in his place. 

That S. Earl Taylor, of the Newark Conference, be excused from 
May 10 to 15. to attend meeting of General Committee on Interchurch 
World Movement. 

That J. B. Bradshaw, lay delegate of North Minnesota Conference, 
be excused for May 7 and S, and that J. S. Ulland be seated in his place. 

These requests to be granted without additional expense. 



J. G. Wilson, for Committee on Credentials, presented the 
following resolution, w-hich was adopted: 

Expenses of The Committee on Credentials recommends the adoption of the fol- 

Delegates. lowing orders: 

That the traveling expenses of each delegate to and from the seat 
of General Conference shall be paid in the proportion that the number 
of days of his attendance is to the number of the days of the session 
of the General Conference, the only exception being on account of per- 
sonal sickness of the delegate, the exceptions to be determined by -the 
Committee on Credentials. 

1. When a delegate is excused and no reserve seated in his place he 
shall receive the proportional part of his traveling expenses as required 
by our rules, and his per diem during the time that he served. 

2. When a reserve delegate takes the place of a delegate it shall be 
with the distinct understanding that there shall be no additional ex- 
pense except in places where vacancies are created as a result of elections 
by this body. 



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3. After the twenty-second day of this session no reserve delegates MAY 7 

shall be seated, unless without additional expense. Seventh 
John G. Wilson, Chairman. Day. 

F. A. Hazeltine, Secretary. Morning. 



J. W. Hoffman, Chairman of Committee on the State of the 
Church, asked for instructions as to the resolution referred to 
that committee Wednesday, inasmuch as it involves the con- 
stitutionality of a paragraph in the Discipline. 

E. P. Dennett moved that it be the sense of the Conference 
that the resolution was referred not for a judicial decision, 
but for the committee to pass upon the merits of the question at 
issue. 

With the motion pending, Conference adjourned at 12 :30 
p. M., by expiration of time. 

The Benediction was pronounced by the Kev. Charles W. 
Tadlock. 



Question of 
Reference. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop Quayle pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn beginning, "Lord, in the strength of grace," was 
sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Thirkield. 

Bishop Thirkield then read John 16. 18-31, and spoke on 
"Christianity as a Life,'' concluding his address with prayer. 

The Conference sang the H}Tiin, "Love Divine, All Loves 
Excelling." 

W. B. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, re- 
ported that the Committee had examined the Journal of yester- 
day and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

The Secretary stated that he was in doubt as to the proper 
committee to which to refer a memorial concerning the admis- 
sion of laymen into the Annual Conference, and asked for in- 
structions. 

On motion of Rolla V. Watt, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Temporal Economy. 

T. H. Campbell presented a request from the Fifth General 
Conference District that during the absence of J. M. Killits, 



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Eighth 

Day. 

Morning. 



Devotiona. 



Reference. 



F. M. 

Clevenger. 



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MAY s 

PIlOHTII 

Day. 

\forning. 

Reference. 



Defective 
Appeals. 



his place on the Committee on Judiciary be filled by F. M. 
Clevenger. 

The request was granted. 

The Secretary asked the Conference to designate the com- 
mittee to which shall be referred memorials relating to the sub- 
stituting of the Area system for that of General Conference 
Districts. 

F. K. Bay ley moved that they be referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

George Elliott moved as a substitute that they be referred to 
the Committee on Episcopacy. 

The substitute prevailed. 

E, C. Dixon, Chairman of the Committee on Reference, 
stated that the Committee held two defective appeals to the 
Committee on Judiciary pertaining to the action of Bishops in 
the matter of transfer, and asked for instruction as to their 
disposition. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, he was directed to return them 
to those who sent them in order that they may be perfected and 
completed in form. 

The roll of Conferences was called. 



.Sabbath 
Observance. 



Work 
among 
Indians. 



BALTIMORE 

J. R. Edwards presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That this General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, in session in the city of Des Moines, and representing a mem- 
bership of 4,175,502 and a constituency of 14,000.000 persons, respect- 
fully petition the Congress of the United states to enact a Sunday rest 
law for the District of Columbia, and recommends for favorable con- 
sideration on the part of both Houses of Congress the House Bill No. 
H. K. 125W, sponsored by Representative Temple of Pennsylvania. 

Resolied, That a copy of this action be communicated to the Senate 
of the United States, through the presiding officer of that body and to 
the House of Representatives through the Speaker of the House, and 
that a copy be sent to the President of the United States. 

Resolied, That this body recommends the continuation of a Com- 
mittee on Sabbath Observance in the District of Columbia, as appointed 
four years ago by the General Conference, such committee to be com- 
irosed of the resident bishop of the Washington Area, the General Secre- 
tary of the Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, the 
General Secretary of the Lord's Day Alliance of the State of Mary- 
land, and the District Superintendent of the Washington District of the 
Baltimore Conference. ^ ^ ^^ 

John R. Edwards, 
O. J. Rand.xll, 
C. M. Saltzman. 

CALIFOBXIA 

J. H. N. Williams offered a resolution instructing the Com- 



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mittee on Home Missions and Church Extension to consider the ^^^^' ^ 

ITT Eighth 

advisability of organizing our work among the Indians into a dav. 

, , . . y-w o Morning. 

Mission Conference. 

It was referred to the Committee on Home Missions and 
Church Extension. 

CENTRAL ALABAMA 

E. M. Jones presented a resolution asking that better pro- ^^^^(^a^ 
vision be made for Negroes moving from the South to the North. 

On motion of D. D. Forsyth, it was referred to the Committee 
on Home Missions and Church Extension. 

CENTRAL MISSOURI 

R. B. Hayes moved that the "Preliminary Tabloids" prepared T^r"" 
by J. B. Hingeley for the convenience of the delegates be dis- Tabloids." 
tributed by the Secretary. 

The motion prevailed. 

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA 

H. L. Jacobs presented the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That Wednesday, May 12, be fixed as the last day for filing Final day 
memorials, and that this action be printed in the Advocate until May for filing 
lO Memorials. 

H. L. Jacobs, 

D. G. Downey, 

E. G. Richardson. 

COLUMBIA RIVER 

H. 0. Perry presented a resolution relating to social welfare j^°^^£^ 
for our young people. 

On motion of B. F. Jones, it was referred to the Committee 
on the State of the Church. 



Welfare. 



U. G. Johnson presented the following resolution : 

Whereas, The prompt ratification of the suffrage amendment to the Woman 
Federal Constitution is very important, and now rests with the House Suffrage!. 
of Representatives and the Governor of the State of Delaware ; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That the General Conference of the Methodi.st Episcopal 
Church in session assembled, believing that it is the overwhelming senti- 
ment of the country that the amendment shall be added to the funda- 
mental law of our land, and that it is for the best interests of the nation 
as a whole, does hereby urgently memorialize the House of Repre- 
sentatives and the Governor of the State of Delaware to speedily com- 
plete the ratification and thereby insure the full right of suffrage to the 
twenty-six millions of women voters of this nation, 

Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the 



MAY S 

KUIHTH 

Day. 
Morning 



Postal 
Employees. 



302 



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(ienoral (inference and that copies of the same be immediately trans- 
mitted by the Secretary of this Conference to the Speaker of the House 
of Kepreseiitatives and the Governor of the State of Delaware. 

W. II. Anderson moved to amend by striking out the words,' 
"and the Governor." 

The amendment prevailed. 

The resolution, as amended, was adopted. 

DES MOINES 

E. E. Higley offered a resolution concerning better pay for 
employees in the postal service. 

It was referred to the Committee on State of the Church. 



Pocket 

Tt'itainent 

League. 



Lynching. 



Report to 
Church 
Board*. 



George Elliott presented the following resolution, and it was 
adopted : 

This General Conference heartily indorses the Pocket Te.'Jtament 
I^eague as an agency of religious education and evangelism. We urge 
ail our pastors and persona', workers to help recruit this growing army 
of Bible readers, who are helping to swell tlie current of Christian con- 
versation and who are helping to create a Kingdom climate every- 
where. 

FLOEIDA 



resolution, and it was 



J. H. Smith presented the followint^ 
adopted : 

Whereas, Lynching is one of America's great problems and should 
be considered seriously by all ecclesiastical bodies. 

Resolved, That this General Conference again go on record as con- 
demning lynching and lawlessness, and that this Church continue her 
tight opposing this evil. 

J. Har\-ey Smith, 
G. D. Rogers, 
K. W. Hartley, 
J. S. Todd. 
HOLSTOX 

G. T. Byrd offered a resolution concerning Unification. 

On motion of D, G. Downey, it was referred to the Committee 
on Unification. 

On a question of privilege, J. G. Wilson, for the Committee 
on Credentials, requested that C. W. Burns, of Northern Minne- 
sota Conference, be. excused for the day and M. P. Burns be 
seated in his place. 

The request was granted. 

LEXINGTON 

E. A. White offered a resolution requiring prompt reporting 
by the Annual Conferences on funds belonging to the various 
Church Boards. 



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On motion of W. H. G. Gould, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Temporal Economy. 

Announcements were made. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Bishops, nominated the following mem- 
bers of committees, and the nominations were approved: 

Committee on Deaconess Work: G. B. Burns (Philadelphia), 
A. S. Kavanagh (New York East), J. A. Martin (Montana), 
Louis Erikson (Sweden), A. E. Kirk (Southwest Kansas), 
John Tunuicliffe (California), C. W. Neitz (Central Illinois), 
G. M. King (Gulf), Ray Allen (Genesee). 

Committee on Revision: G. C. Douglass (Troy), D. B. Park- 
inson (Southern Illinois), L. A. Nies (New England), John 
Stephens ( California ) . 

Committee on Europe: Bishops Berry, Leete, and Bristol; 
S. J. Greenfield (Northern New York), F. W. Mueller (Central 
German), H. P. Sloan (New Jersey), C. M. Warner (Cal- 
ifornia), E. L. Waldorf (North-East Ohio), E. C. Linn (New 
England), G. P. Eckman (Wyoming), L. A. Bennett (Wilming- 
ton), G. E. Maxwell (Minnesota), C. F. Sitterly (Newark), 

F. A. Hazeltine (Puget Sound), J. M. M. Gray (Saint Louis). 
A recess of ten minutes was taken. 

, Conference reconvened at 10 :40. 

On request, the Central German Quartet sang "The Wonderful 
Story." 

Bishop W'ilson announced the following as the order of the 
Memorial Service for to-morrow: 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 
Coliseum— Sunday, May 9, 1920—3:00 p.m. 
Bishop Frank M. Bristol, Presiding. 
Memoir of Bishop AV. P. Eveland, presented by the Rev. M. A. Rader. 
Memoir of Bishop Franklin E. E. Hamilton, presented by the Rev. 

G. P. Eckman, D.D. 

Memoir of Bishop J. W. Bashford, presented by the Rev. AV. L. Y. 
Davis, D.D. 

Memoir of Bishop A. P. Camphor, presented by Bishop J. C. Hartzell. 

Memoir of Bishop M. S. Hughes, presented by Bishop W. F. Ander- 
son. 

Memoir of Rev. J. M. Buckley. D.D., presented by Dr. J. R. Joy. 

Memoir of Rev. F. D. Bovard, D.D., presented by Dr. John Stephens. 

Memoir of Rev. Levi Gilbert, D.D., presented by Dr. E. C. Wareing. 

Memoir of Rev. W. F. Sheridan, D.D., presented by Dr. C. E. Guthrie. 

Memoir of Rev. Edwin Locke, D.D., presented by Dr. W. A. Keve. 

Memoir of Rev. T. B. Ford. D.D., presented bv Dr. R. N. Avison. 

Memoir of Rev. T. W. Locke, D.D., presented by Dr. T. H. Campbell. 

Memoir of Rev. E. C E. Dorion, D.D., presented by Dr. Edgar 
Blake. 



MAY 8 
Eighth 

Day. 
Morning. 



Quartet. 



Memorial 
Service. 



The call of Conferences was resumed. 



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MAY 8 
Eighth 

Dat. 
Morning. 

Periodicals 

to 
Educational 
Institutions. 



General 

C (inference 

Officers. 



MISSISSIPPI 

J. M. Shumpert presented the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Publishing Agents be requested to send to each 
of our educational institutions a copy of each Advocate and the Methodist 
Review, without cost, for the libraries of these institutions. 

J. M. Shumpert, 
F. R. Baylei. 
NEBRASKA 

I. B. Schreckeugast offered the following resolutio_i, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Temporal Economy be requested 
to consider the question of the method of election of certain General 
Conference officers, with reference to the propriety of nominating or 
electing such officers by properly constituted boards or committees. 



XEW^ JERSEY 



Sbeppard- 

Tf.wner 

Bill. 



I'rohibition 
and Abridg- 
ment of 
Religious 
Liberty. 



E. B. Urmy offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 



Whereas, The Children's Bureau of the United States Department 
of Labor, after careful investigation, reports a tremendous and shock- 
ing loss of life among the mothers and infants of this nation, the 
mortality rate being, with one or two exceptions, the highest among 
civilized peoples ; and 

Whereas, This high death rate, being due almost wholly to ignorance 
and poverty, is largely preventable ; and. 

Whereas, There has been introduced in the Senate of the United 
States and in the House a bill known as the Sheppard-Towner Bill 
(Senate Bill No. 3259, House Bill 10,!)25) making certain appropriations 
and creating a Federal Board of Maternal and Infant Hygiene, for the 
purpose of disseminating information, establishing consultation centers, 
and providing other help in the saving of the priceless lives now being 
lost ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, representing millions of American homes, that we hereby ex- 
press our sorrow and shame that such mortality should prevail among 
the mothers and little children of our nation ; that we approve the pur- 
pose and the terms of the Sheppard-Towner Bill; that we call upon 
Congress in the name of humanity and of American childhood and 
motherhood to pass this measure speedily, believing that it will in 
large degree stop this pitiful drain upon American life and contribute 
to our strength and happiness as a nation. 

Resolved, further, That copies of these resolutions be sent to Senator 
Morris Sheppard and Representative Horace Towner, and to the chair- 
man of the committees having the bill in charge. 

Ralph B. Ubmt, 
James R. Joy. 

XEW YORK 

W. H. Anderson presented the following resolution, and it was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The Methodist Episcopal Church has been a prominent 
and aggressive factor in the fight for the enactment of prohibition and is 
irrevocably committed to its enforcement ; and. 

Whereas. Opponents of prohibition have been falsely charging for 
more than a year that the prohibition movement is a Protestant move- 
ment and that it is intended ultimately to abridge religious liberty by 
interfering with the religious observance of non-Protestant churches ; 
fmd, 



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Whereas, These untrue charges have been exploited by some religious 
and many secular publications with the evident purpose of arousing 
such resentment and prejudice as to prevent the otherwise cordial ac- 
ceptance of prohibition on its tested merits by persons not members 
of the Churches directly identified with the prohibition movement ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, By this General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, in the interests of truth and good feeling, that we place upon 
record the fact that the prohibition activity of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church and the prohibition legislation supported by it have not been 
designed to interfere "with anything except alcohol and the traflBc there- 
in for beverage purposes, and this to the end that everything that is vital 
and genuine in any religion may be freed from the unholy competition 
of the liquor traffic and every human being saved from the menace 
of a legalized transgressor of the divine law of love ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we hereby cordially invite all citizens of the republic, 
regardless of creed, who stand for obedience to and enforcement of the 
law to unite with us in upholding the prohibition amendment upon the 
broad basis of fundamental righteousness and enlightened patriotism in 
order to secure a fair test of the most momentous moral and economic 
experiment ever tried by a great nation. ^rj^^AM H. Anderson, 

R. E. Wilson. 



MAY 8 

Eighth 

Day. 

Morning. 



NEW YORK EAST 

F. M. North offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, It is reported on high authority that more people are dying 
in Europe and the war zone of Asia this year as a direct result of the 
war than died in any one year of the war ; and, 

Whereas, Official reports indicate that unless effective relief measures 
are inaugurated the death rate from starvation, exposure, and preventable 
diseases during the coming year will be as great, if not greater, than dur- 
ing the past year ; and, 

Whereas, Relief of hunger, sickness, and distress has ever been a 
recognized essential in Christian ministry as established by the pre- 
cept and example of our divine Master ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we call upon our churches and upon all associated 
with our membership to give generously through approved channels for 
the relief of hunger and distress of all war-stricken peoples of Europe 
and Asia ; and in particular we charge the Board of Foreign Missions, 
which during the past year has been administering in Europe the relief 
and reconstruction funds contributed by the churches through the 
Centenary, with the responsibility of bringing the facts concerning the 
present need before the churches of America in order that a worthy 
response may be secured ; and we further charge the Board of Foreign 
Missions with the responsibility for the effective administration of relief 
abroad in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

In taking this action we recognize that such relief as can be secured 
through economic readjustments is primarily a responsibility of the 
governments and we also recognize that other agencies are actively con- 
cerned in this great service. It is our hope that the full coopera- 
tion of all denominational, interdenominational, and other agencies repre- 
sentative of American Christianity may at an early date be enlisted and 
so coordinated as to bring about an expression of the Christian spirit 
of America in meeting these appalling needs. 

Frank Mason North, 
Frank Child, 
Elmer A. Dent, 
E. L. Waldorf, 
E. G. Richardson, 

NORTH INDIA 

B. T. Badley offered the following resolution^ which was 
adopted : 



Relief for 
Sufiferers in 
War Zonea. 



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MAY 8 In view of the special campaign for prohibition that is now being 

Eighth undertaken by our Church throughout India, under the leadership of our 

Day. Centenary coniraission, backed by three hundred and fifty thousand 

Morning. Methodists in that land ; and, 

Prohibition 111 view of the unquestioned fact that not only Christian leaders, 

ia India. but also Hindu and Mohamuiedian leaders of India, are heartily in 

sympathy with this great effort to free India of the liquor traffic ; and. 
In view of the unbounded enthusiasm created throughout India by 
the action of the United States in enacting legislation introducing 
national prohibition, and because of the position of leadership occupied 
by the United States in the world of temperance reform ; 

Jiesolvcd, That this General Conference record its hearty sympathy 
with this great movement in India, and recommend all temperance 
organizations and publications connected with our Church and invite 
all other Churches to cooperate in every possible way in encouraging this 
great cause. 

B. T. Badley, 
J. N. West, 

G. H. Thomas, 

C. D. ROCKEY, 

M. C. Singh. 



Increased 
Wage for 

School 
Teachers 



NORTH INDIANA 

G. E. Grose presented the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Whereas, The public schools of the nation are facing a grave situa- 
tion on account of the shortage of teachers ; 

Whereas, This inadequate supply of teachers is due in large part 
to the fact that a living professional wage is not being paid by the 
schools ; 

Whereas, "Deeming, next to the religion of the Son of God, the light 
of knowledge best calculated to lessen human woe and to increase human 
happiness" and to make stable the foundations of civil institutions ; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church earnestly calls upon all school officials, boards of education, and 
State Legislatures to make immediate provision for a living professional 
wage for the teachers in our public schools ; be it 

Resolved, further. That we appeal to all ministers and to the press, 
both religious and secular, to help awaken the public sentiment of the 
nation to save the schools by maintaining an adequate force of trained 
teachers. 

Frank W. Greene, 
E. Starbuck, 
M. B. Stults, 
Nellie P. Chandler, 
Horace L. Burr, 
C. W. Beecher, 
O. J. Ward, 



George R. Grose, 
Wallace W. Martin, 
Fred B. Fisher, 
Freeland a. Hall, 
W. B. Freeland, 
A. G. Neal. 



Publishing 
of Standing 
Committees. 



Daughters 
of Bi.shop 
Simpson. 



NORTHERN NEW YORK 

E. R. Eedhead, on a question of privilege, declared that the 
failure to publish the full list of Standing- Committees in the 
Rangefinder and the Daily Advocate has seriously inconveni- 
enced many, and asked for some relief. 

On motion of R. J. Wade, it was ordered tliat as soon as 
the complete personnel of the Committees is reported to the 
Secretary they be again published in the Daily Advocate. 

On a question of privilege, J. W. Hancher announced that 



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three daughters of Bishop Simpson, Mrs. C. W. Buoy and the 
Misses Ehzabeth and Ida Simpson, were in the audience, and 
requested the presiding Bishop to introduce them. 

They were introduced to the Conference. 

E. L. Waldorf announced that a daughter of Bishop Kingsley, 
Mrs. F. A. Arter, was also present, and requested that she be in- 
troduced. 

Mrs. Arter was introduced. 

The call of Conferences was renewed. 



MAY 8 

Eighth 

Day. 

Morning. 



•Daughter 
of Bishop 
Kingsley. 



PHILADELPHIA 

C. M. Boswell presented a resolution asking for the ap- 
pointment of general evangelists. 

On motion of J. E. Gettys, it was referred to the Board of 
Home Missions and Church Extension. 

W. H. G. Gould offered a resolution commending the In- 
dustrial Court of Kansas. 

On motion of E. P. Dennett, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on State of the Church. 

On a question of privilege, G. P. Eckman, for the Committee 
on Courtesies, presented the Eev. Frank C. McKean, D.D., 
Fraternal Delegate from the Presbyterian Church of the United 
States of America. 

KOCK RIVER 

W. K. Wedderspoon presented the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

WTiereas, A plan Has been announced to legalize the prize-fighting 
business in all States of the Union ; and, 

Whereas, Promoters will endeavor to secure a franchise from each 
State for the monopoly of prize fighting, to be accomplished by a joker, 
section 21 of the Walker prize-fight bill, Senate No. 1081, which was in- 
troduced at Albany, January, 1920 ; 

The monopoly contends that the proposed law will do the youth of 
America ^vhat boxing has done in the army and navy during the war. 
But note the striking difference : 

REGULAR ARMY BOXING 

1 . Limited to four rounds ; never exceeded six rounds. 

2. Each round did not exceed two minutes. 

3. Between amateurs. 

4. No prizes, only medals. 

5. No admission fees. 

6. Decision on points. 

7. Under military discipline. 

8. No betting permitted. 

WALKER BOXING BILL 

1. Limited to fifteen rounds. 

2. Rounds not to exceed three minutes. 

3. Between profes.sionals. 

4. Prizes unlimited. 



Evangelists. 



Industrial 
Court. 



F. C. 
McKean. 



Prize- 
fighting. 



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MAY 8 
Eighth 

DAT. 

Morning. 



Order of 
Conference 
Presidency. 



Commxini- 
cations for 
Committee 

on 
Judiciarj'. 



5. Admission fees legalized. 

6. The knockout is the chief object. 

7. Under state commissioners. 

8. No .•section attempts to prevent betting. 

Instead of training young men for the defense of their country the 
propo.sed law will increase brutality, violence, cruelty, and gambling ; 

Kcsolved, That this plot against the public peace and morality ought 
to arouse every patriot against this attempt to exploit and increase the 
brutality of our young manhood. ^r r Wedderspoon, 

John Thompson, 
W. T. Jennings, • 

William M. Shimmin, 
Henry S. Henschen. 

C. M. Stuart presented the following resolution : 

Whereas, The accepted tradition of the Board of Bishops, loyally 
followed, is that during the sessions of the General Conference they shall 
preside in the order of seniority ; and, 

Whcrcan, The Di.sciplinary provision is that the General Superintend- 
ents shall preside in the General Conference in such order as they may 
determine ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on Rules be requested to inquire of 
the Board of Bishops whether it might not be agreeable to them, in 
view of the acoustic properties of the hall and the natural restlessness 
of the body under pressure of accumulated business, to select from their 
number, without regard to the accepted order of senioiity, those who 
have special aptitudes for the direction and dispatch of business to pre- 
side during those sessions of the Conference in which matters of legis- 
lation are likely to be the chief concern. Charles M. Stuart 

David G. Downey, 
James R. Joy, 
J. S. L. Thomas. 

The presiding Bishop announced that the resolution was not 
adopted. 

Doubt being expressed, a count vote was taken, which showed 
430 for and 355 against, and the resolution was declared adopted. 

Announcements were made. 

On motion of Titus Lowe the report of the Woman's Foreign 
Missionary Society as pubhshed in the Handbook of the Society, 
and also the reports of Bishops in charge of foreign fields, and of 
Missionary Bishops, were referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Missions. 

H. W. Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, 
stated that the Committee held a communication from W. F. 
Steele asking for a statement from the Committee as to the 
relation of a General Superintendent to his Conference. 

On his motion, the communication was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

H, W. Rogers also announced that he held a communica- 
tion from the delegates of the Arkansas Conference, requesting 
a decision as to their status in case the Saint Louis and the 
Arkansas Conferences are united. 



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On his motion, the communication was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

H. W. Eogers moved that a communication from the Dakota 
Annual Conference, asking to have reopened the case of F. P. 
Blakemore against the Nebraska Annual Conference, be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

It was so referred. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :30 p. m., with Benediction by 
C. B. Spencer. 



MAYS 

Eighth 

Day. 

Morning. 



Adjourn- 



SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1920 



p. M., with Bishop Hughes in the 



Conference reconvened at 
chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "Arise, my soul, stretch every nerve," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Thirkield. 

The Conference sang the Hymn "Come, Thou Fount of Every 
Blessing," 

The Secretary presented the credentials of the Rev. Frank H. 
Smith, B.D., Fraternal Delegate from the Japan Methodist 
Church, as follows: 

Tokyo, Japan, April 10, 1920. 
To the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 

America: 
Dear Bretiire.v : 

The General Conference of the Methodist Church of Japan, at its 
session in Tokyo, November, 1919, elected Professor Eyiro Takasugi, 
Ph.D., of the Northern Imperial University, and the Rev. F. H. Smith, 
B.D., a missionary among the Japanese in Korea, as its Fraternal Dele- 
gates to your honored Church. 

As Dr. Takasugi has heavy school duties at present, he will be 
unable to attend your Conference. 

The bearer of this, Rev. F. H. Smith, who has long been known to 
you as a missionary, need not be formally introduced. 

Since 1905 he has been an energetic and successful missionary in this 
country and Korea, and is loved in both countries. He has done a good 
work in Nagoya and Nagasaki. In the latter place for some time he was 
the principal of Chinzei Gakuin. He has also rendered splendid service 
to our Church as presiding elder in Korea. Nobody can deny his valuable 
service rendered as a Christian missionary for the cause of mutual under- 
standing between tlie Japanese and Korean people. 

Brother Smith will bear to you our fraternal message, and he will 
tell you all the recent news of our Church. 

Your Church will be glad to know that our Tai Sei Undo (the Cente- 
nary forward movement) in Japan has been a great success. 

Finally, I most sincerely desire to maintain a cordial relation and a 
hearty cooperation between the mother Church in America and the 
young Church in Japan. 

Very cordially yours, 

KOGOHO UzAKI, 
Bishop of the Methodist Church of Japan. 



MAYS 
Eighth 
Day. 

Evening. 



Devotions. 



Credentiab 
of Frank 
H. Smith. 



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MAY 8 

ElOBTR 
DAT. 

Evening. 
Aildresw by 
F. H. Smith. 
Credentials 

of C. W. 

Tadlock. 



Bishop Hughes introduced F. H. Smith, who brought the 
greetings of the Church he represents. 

The Secretary read tlie credentials of the Rev. Charles W. 
Tadlock, Pli.B., D.D., Fraternal Delegate from the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, as follows: 

Office of the College of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal 

Church, South, 
To the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church: 
De.\r Fathers and Brethren : 

The College of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
has appointed as Federal Messenger to your Church one of our most 
successful and esteemed pastors, the Reverend Charles "William Tad- 
lock, Bachelor of Thilosophy, Doctor of Divinity, of the Saint Louis 
Annual Conference. For many years Doctor Tadlock has been appointed 
to our most important charges and has also done the work of a pre- 
siding elder. In every instance he has done the work faithfully, suc- 
cessfully, and acceptably. 

He will bear to you our fraternal greetings, and, being acquainted 
•with our history and the work of our God through us and for us, he will 
tell you of our trials and triumphs. He will also tell you that God 
graciously continues to bless us in the conversion of sinners and the 
confirmation of believers in the most holy faith, and especially to the 
glory of God, that our whole Church is praying for and expecting a 
widespread revival throughout our borders. 

Assuring you of our abiding interest in the success of the work of 
God committed to your great Church, and of our earnest prayers that 
your wonderful past may be only a prophecy of what you are to ac- 
complish for our blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, we are, dear 
brethren, 

Yours most faithfully, 
The College of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, 

Collins Denny, Secretary. 

Signed on behalf of the College of Bishops in the City of Richmond, 
State of Virginia, this third day of February in the year of our Lord, 
Nineteen Hundred and Twenty. 



Address 
of C. W. 
Tadlock. 

Adjourn- 
meDt. 



W. W. King, at the request of Bishop Hughes, introduced 
Dr. Tadlock, who delivered his address. 

The Benediction was pronounced by Bishop Hughes. 



MAY 9 

Ninth 

Day. 

Afternoon. 



Memoirs 
of Bishops. 



SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 9, 1920 

Conference convened for the Memorial Service at 3 P. M., 
Bishop Bristol presiding. 

The Hymn beginning, "Ten thousand times ten thousand," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by George Elliott. 

The Twenty-third Psalm was read by Bishop Burt. 

Memoirs for Bishops who have died during the quadrennium 
were read as follows: 

That of Bishop William P. Eveland, by M. A. Rader. 



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311 



Of Bishop Franklin E. E. Hamilton, by G. P. Eckman. 

Of Bishop James W. Bashford, by W. L. Y. Davis. 

Of Bishop Alexander P. Camphor, by Bishop J. C. Hartzell. 

Of Bishop Matthew S. Hughes, by Bishop W. F. Anderson. 

The Conference stood and sang the Hymn beginning, "The 
King of love my Shepherd is." 

Memoirs of Editors and former General Conference Officers 
who have died during the quadrennium were read, as fol- 
lows : 

Of Levi Gilbert, former Editor of Western Christian Advo- 
cate, by E. C. Wareing. 

Of James M. Buckley, former Editor of The Christian 
Advocate, by J. R. Joy. 

Of E. Charles E. Dorion, Editor of Zion's Herald, by Edgar 
Blake. 

Of Wilbur F. Sheridan, Secretary of the Epworth League, 
by C. E. Guthrie. 

Of Freeman D. Bovard, former Secretary of the Board of 
Home Missions and Church Extension, by John Stephens. 

Of Edwin Locke, Secretary of the General Conference, by 
W. A. Keve. 

Memoirs of Delegates to this General Conference who have 
died since their election were read as follows : 

Of Thomas W. Locke, by T. H. Campbell. 

Of Thomas B. Ford, by W. W. Youngson. 

Of Hu Caik Hang, by R. A. Ward. 

The Hymn beginning, "My faith looks up to thee," was sung. 

Bishop Hamilton pronounced the Benediction. 



MAY 9 

Ninth 

Dat. 

Afternoon. 



Memoirs 
of Others. 



Memoirs 
of Delegates. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MONDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Hughes presiding. 

The Hymn beginning, "Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Cooke. 

Bishop Cooke then read a short Scripture lesson from the 
eighth chapter of Romans, and spoke on the theme, "They Sang 
a Hymn, and Went Out" (Matt. 26. 30). 

The Conference joined in the singing of the Hymn, "0 Wor- 
ship the King, All Glorious Above." 



MAY 10 

Tenth 

Day. 

Morning. 



312 



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MAY 10 
Tenth 
Dat. 

Morning. 
Journal. 

Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Death of 
Bishop 
Vincent. 



W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, reported 
that the Committee had examined the Journal of the sessions 
of Saturday and Sunday and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, made the 
following recommendations, which were approved: 

It is lec'om mended that Walter A. Kellai-, of West German Confer- 
ence, be excused for au indefinite period. 

That John T. Breece, of Ohio Conference, be excused from May 8 
to 15, inclusive, and E. D. Bancroft seated in his place. 

That David W. Aupperle, lay delegate of Colorado Conference, be 
seated. 

That E. .J. Ix)ck\vood, of Upper Iowa Conference, be excused for 
Monday, May 10, and the first reserve, R. F. Hurlburt, be seated in his 
place. 

That W. B. Wolcott, of New .Jersey Conference, be excused after 
May 10. and that W. A. Sweeney, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

C. W. Burns, of Northern Minnesota Conference, excused from 
Saturday's sessions, has returned and is again in his seat. 

Bishop Nicholson, on a question of privilege, read the fol- 
lowing telegrams from the Rev. George MacAdam, pastor of 
McCabe Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago: 

Bishop John H. Vincent very suddenly passed away this morning 
about eight. No illness. Apparently no pain. Dressed himself as usual. 
Direct me if you desire. 

George MacAdam. 

Arrangements for Bishop Vincent's funeral await word with Dr. 
George E. Vincent. Interment will be in New York. 

George MacAdam. 



Message of 
Sympathy. 



Death of 
John T. 
Stone. 

Prayer. 



Message of 
Sympathy. 



On motion of D. G. Downey, the Conference instructed Bishop 
Nicholson, with the Conference Secretary, to send Dr. G. E. 
A^incent, son of Bishop Vincent, a message of sympathy and an 
expression of appreciation of the work and character of his il- 
lustrious father. 

On a question of privilege. Bishop McDowell announced the 
death last night of John T. Stone, of Baltimore. 

The Conference stood while Bishop McDowell offered prayer 
for the bereaved ones of the families. 

Two stanzas of "Day is Dying in the West," a h}Tnn copy- 
righted by Bishop Vincent, were sung. 

On motion of J. R. Edwards, it was ordered that a telegram 
of condolence signed by the Presiding Officer and Secretary of 
the Conference, be sent to the wife and family of John T. 
Stone, 

W. W. Youngson presented the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 



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Whereas, This General Conference is highly honored in the presence MAY 10 
of one of the elect women of American Methodism, a woman well versed Tenth 
in the history, polity, and personnel of our Church ; one who for years Dat. 

shared with her revered husband the experiences of our itinerant Meth- Morning. 
odism ; one who gave to the ministry of our Church two sons who were Mrs. T. B. 
elevated to the episcopacy, our lamented Bishop Matthew Simpson Hughes. 
Hughes and the distinguished president of this body to-day, Bishop Edwin 
Holt Hughes ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we request Bishop William F. Anderson to escort 
Mrs. Thomas B. Hughes to the platform, that her son may have the 
unique privilege of presenting his mother to the General Conference. 

W. W. YOUNGSON. 

Bishop Anderson escorted Mrs. Hughes to the platform, and 
Bishop Hughes presented her to the Conference. 

The call of Conferences was resumed. Calendar. 



EOCK KIVEB 

W. E. Wedderspoon presented a resolution concerning the 
reading of the Bible in the public schools. 

On motion of J. I. Bartholomew, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Education. 



Bible in 
Public 
Schools. 



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

B. H. Wilson presented a resolution regarding border city 
conditions between the United States and Mexico. 

C, L. Mead moved to refer it to the Committee on State of 
the Church. 

A motion by F. W. Larkin to lay on the table did not prevail. 
The motion to refer prevailed. 



Mexican 

Border 

Conditions. 



SAINT LOUIS 

J. M. M. Gray presented a resolution concerning better re- 
muneration for public school teachers. 

On motion of C. M. Van Pelt, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Education. 

W. W. King offered a resolution on the attitude of the Turk- 
ish government toward Christians. 

On motion of J. I. Bartholomew, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions. 



Increased 
Salary for 

School 
Teachers. 



Turkish 
Govern- 
ment. 



SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 

C. C. Hall offered a resolution regarding the employment of Evangelists, 
evangelists, which was referred to the Committee on Itiner- 
ancy. 



314 



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MAY 10 
Tenth 
Dat. 

Morning. 

Equal 
Ecclesiasti- 
cal Rights 
for Women. 



SOUTHWEST KANSAS 

M. Madeline Southard presented a resolution urging equal 
ecclesiastiial rights for women. 

A point of order by Ray Allen, that under Rule 23 the resolu- 
tion cannot be considered until after publication in the Daily 
Advocate, was sustained. 

On motion of E. M. Antrim, the rules were suspended to 
permit Mrs. Jane B. Robinson to speak to the resolution, 

W. G. Clinton moved to refer the resolution to the Committee 
on the State of the Church. 

Rolla V. Watt moved as an amendment that it be referred to 
the Committee on Itinerancy. 

The amendment prevailed. 

The motion, as amended, prevailed. 



UPPEE IOWA 

On motion of C. W. Flint, those portions of the reports of 
the Book Committee and of the Publishing Agents, dealing with 
the Sunday school literature, as published in the Handbook, 
were referred to the Committee on Sunday Schools. 



Candidates 

for 
Ministry. 



VEEMONT 

W. R. Daven{ ort presented a resolution concerning candidates 
for the ministry, on which consideration was deferred until 
after recess. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, nominated the fol- 
lowing as a Committee on Hospitals and Homes, and the nomina- 
tions were confirmed: 

Ministers: Dist. No. 1. J. F. Knotts, New England ; 2. W. W. T. 
Duncan, New York East; 3. W. E. Brown, Central New York; 
4. E. A. Martin, Philadelphia; 5. W. A. Wiant, West Ohio; 6. 
M. J. Naylor, Washington; 7. W. MeMorris, Mississippi; 8. 
Dugald McCormack, Southwest Kansas; 9. M. E. Gilbert, 
Nebraska; 10. T. E. Newland, Central Hlinois; 11. H. L. 
Davis, Northwest Indiana ; 12. G. T. Notson, Dakota ; 13. J. A. 
Diekmann, West German; 1-1. C. B. Sylvester, California; 
15. J. E. Baker, Idaho. Laymen: 1. R. E. Wilder, New 
Hampshire; 2. W. J. Stitt, New York; 3. E. R. Redhead, 
Northern New York; 4. G. C. Shannon, Baltimore; 5. E. S. 
Nail, North-East Ohio; 6. Samuel Clark, East Tennessee^ 



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7. J. H. Smith, Florida; 8. H. J. Stover, Oklahoma; 9. C. J. 
Fennell, Nebraska; 10. Perley Lowe, Eock River; 11, Charles 
W. Leach, Detroit; 12. M. C. Tifft, Northern Minnesota; 13. 
C. J. W. Koenig, California German; 14. Mrs. Z. L. Parmelee, 
Southern California; 15. E. C. S. Brainerd, Idaho. At Large: 
A. P. Sloan, New York East ; J. B. Stein, Central Pennsylvania ; 
H. G. Ogden, Genesee; -J. W. Jenkins, Saint Louis; Mrs. Salina 
Williamson, California; C. B. Koch, Central German; F. A. 
McCarty, Illinois; L. D. Bristol, Maine; W. F. Spry, Upper 
Iowa. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference took its morning recess. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :40. 

The Hymn beginning, "Eock of Ages, cleft for me," was 
sung. 

On a question of privilege, J. G. Wilson, for the Committee 
on Credentials, reported that W. B. Fleming, ministerial dele- 
gate from the West Virginia Conference, had su^rived, and the 
Committee recommended that he be seated in the place of 
0. F. Anderson, alternate. 

Also that U. S. Smith, of the Iowa Conference, be excused 
for the day, and G. L. Minear, second reserve, be seated in his 
place. 

The recommendations were approved. 

The resolution presented by W. E. Davenport, on which con- 
sideration had been deferred, was called. 

On motion of W. J. Davidson, the resolution was referred to 
the Committee on Itinerancy. 

On a question of privilege, A. G. Kynett offered the following 
resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, There does not seem to be in the Discipline any provision 
for the formation of missions, or method of procedure ; 

Resolved, That the question of formulating such provision and method 
be referred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

A. G. Kynett, 
V. F. Brown. 



MAY 10 
Tenth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Recess. 



Committee 

on 
Credentiala. 



Consider- 
ation 
Resumed. 



The call of Conferences was resumed. 



WEST OHIO 



D. F. Helms offered a resolution relating to the reading in 
the congregations of the rules and advices. 



Rules and 
Advices. 



316 



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MAY 10 
Tenth 
Day. 

Mvriixng. 

Disciplinary 

Change. 



Sunday 
Elections. 



Seating of 
Delegates. 



Ou motion of F. R. Bayley, it was referred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

Daniel McGurk offered a resolution concerning the substi- 
tuting of the title "General Superintendents" for that of "Bish- 
ops" in the Discipline. 

G. G. Vogel moved to refer it to the Committee on Itinerancy. 

On a point of order by F. E. Bayley, consideration was de- 
ferred until after the resolution had been printed in the Daily 
Advocate. 

WEST VIRGINIA 

Daniel Westfall presented a resolution asking for a decision 
by the Committee on Judiciary as to the validity of an election 
of church trustees when such election occurs on the Sabbath. 

The resolution was referred to the Committee ou Judiciary. 

Archibald Moore presented a resolution concerning the seat- 
ing of delegates at subsequent General Conferences. 

The question of consideration was raised and immediate 
consideration was denied. 

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Arrange- 
ments for the next General Conference. 



Order of 
the Day. 



WILMINGTON 

Robert Watt moved that a resolution which he held be made 
the order of the day for 12:10 to-day, following the announce- 
ments. 

The motion was lost. 



Ministerial 
Exchange. 



Life 

Service 
Volunteera. 



WISCONSIN 

E. D. Kohlstedt presented a resolution on the exchange of 
pastoral service between Foreign- and English-Language Con- 
ferences. 

On motion of A. E. Smith, it was referred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

W. P. Hovis presented a resolution providing for financial 
aid to life service volunteers during the period of their prepara- 
tion. 

M. E. Gilbert moved that it be referred to the Committee 
on Education. 

G. G. Vogel moved as a substitute that it be referred to a 
Special Committee to be created from the Board of Education, 



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317 



the Board of Foreign Missions, the Board of Home Missions, 
the Board of Sunday Schools, the Board of Control of the Ep- 
worth League, and a representative of the Woman's Foreign 
Missionary Society and of the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety. 

The substitute prevailed. 

The presiding Bishop asked the Conference to complete the 
action by requesting the various organizations named to nomi- 
nate the committee, whereupon 

Edgar Blake moved a reconsideration of the motion. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Edgar Blake moved to amend the substitute by providing 
that the Special Committee be made up from and by the Stand- 
ing Committees representing the work of the several organiza- 
tions named. 

The amendment was accepted by G. G. Vogel. 

The substitute prevailed. 



MAY 10 
Tenth 

DAT. 

Morning. 



Reconsid- 
eration. 



WYOMING 

E, A. Martin, for the Committee on Boundaries, asked for a 
decision by the Committee on Judiciary, as to whether the re- 
quest for an Enabling Act, which was made at a special session 
of the Northern German Conference, is a legal action. 

The question was referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Eay Allen moved that the further call of Conferences be 
dispensed with. 

W. W. Lucas moved to amend by adding the words, "after 
Wednesday's session." 

G. H. Trever moved as a substitute that the call of Confer- 
ences be dispensed with after one more full call is made. 

On motion of J. C. Nicholson the whole matter was laid on 
the table. 



To Omit 

Further 

Call of 

Conferencea. 



PITTSBUEGH 

J. B. Eisk moved a reconsideration of Saturday's resolution 
concerning the presidency of the General Conference. 

After discussion, on motion of J. E. Gettys, the previous ques- 
tion was ordered. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

On a question of privilege, A. W. Harris presented a resolu- 



Motion to 
Reconsider. 



Greetings to 
W. V. Kelley. 



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MAY 10 
Tenth 

DAT. 

Morning. 



Standing 
Committee 
Committee 

on 
Episcopacy, 
Report Xo. 1 . 
Recommittal. 



Temporal 

Economy. 

Report No. I. 



Sunday 

Schools, 

Report No. 1. 



tion asking for a committee to prepare and send greetings to 
W. V. Kelley. 

On motion of Ray Allen, tlie resolution was amended by adding 
the name of A. W. Harris to the committee. 

The resolution as amended was adopted as follows : 
Resolved. That Fraucis .7. McConuell, David G. Downey. A. TV. 
Harris, and James K. Joy be appointed to prepare a letter of affectionate 
greeting, to be sent from this General Conference to the revered Wil- 
liam S'aleutiue Kelley. 

The roll of Standing Committees was called. 

D. G. Downey, chairman of the Committee on Episcopacy, 
presented Eeport No. 1 of that committee, and it was adopted. 

J. W. Hoffman, cliairman of the Committee on the State 
of the Church, requested the pleasure of the Conference as to 
the recommittal of Eeport Xo. 1 of that committee. 

On motion of W. H. Van Beusehoten, both the majority and 
the minority reports were recommitted. 

E. B. Evans offered a resolution which he desired to sub- 
stitute for both the majority and the minority reports, and it 
was referred to the Committee on the State of the Church without 
reading. 

Eolla V. Watt, chairman of the Committee on Temporal 
Economy, presented the Eeport No. 1 of that committee, and 
it was adopted. 

W. E. Carpenter, chairman of the Committee on Sunday 
Schools, presented Eeport Xo. 1 of that committee. 

He stated that there were some errors in the report as printed 
in the Daily Advocate, and the Secretary said he had received 
no copy of the report. 

After reading, E. F. Bayley moved that the report be re- 
committed. 

F. B. Fisher moved as a substitute that the report be adopted, 
with the understanding that the chairman and secretary of the 
committee be authorized to make verbal correction. 

On motion of S. A. Bright, the substitute was laid on the 
table. 

W. J. Davidson moved as an amendment that action be de- 
ferred until the report is accurately printed in the Daily Ad- 
vocate and a copy is in the hands of the Secretary. 

The amendment prevailed. 

The motion, as amended, prevailed. 



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E. S. Tipple, for the Commissiou on Entertainment, requested 
that permission be given to withdraw the session schedule for 
this afternoon, and consolidate it with the evening meeting. 

Permission was granted. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :30 p. m., with Benediction by 
Bishop Scott. 



MAY 10 
Tenth 
Day. 

Morning. 
Afternoon 
Sessions. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



TUESDAY MORNIXG, MAY 11, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop Lewis in the 
chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 could I speak the matchless worth," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Leete. 

Bishop Leete read a portion of the first chapter of Colossians, 
and spoke on "The Preeminence of Christ." 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Majestic sweet- 
ness sits enthroned." 

The Committee on Secretary's Record reported that the 
Journal of yesterday's session had been examined and found 
correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

On a question of privilege, Secretary Mills moved that E. A. 
Simons, for several sessions one of the Secretaries of the Gen- 
eral Conference, be invited to a seat on the platform. 

The invitation was extended. 

Secretary Mills nominated F. B. Smith, of the Louisiana Con- 
ference, as an Assistant Secretary, and the nomination was 
confirmed. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented the 
following recommendations, which w^ere approved. 

That C. M. Tifift, of the Northern Minnesota Conference, be excused 
May 10, 11, and 12, and W. L. Smithies, first reserve, be seated in his 
place. 

That W. H. Gold, of the Minnesota Conference, be excused May 12 
and 13, and that H. J. Kuhn be seated in his place. 

That L. F. Higgins, of East Maine Conference, has arrived and taken 
his place which was occupied by Mrs. Carrie 8. Baldwin, second reserve 
delegate. 

That D. M. Calkins, of Genesee Conference, be excused for May 13, 
and D. L. Tuttle, reserve, be seated in his place. 

That Mrs. F. D. Leete, of Georgia Conference, be excused May 11, 
and that Mr. Burr Stokoe be seated in her place. 

That L. M. Duntoii, of South Carolina Conference, has arrived and has 
taken his place occupied by first reserve J. F. Page. 



MAY 11 
Eleventh 

Day. 
Morning. 



E. A. 
Simons. 



Assistant 
Secretary. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



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MAY 11 

Eleventh 

Dat. 
Morning. 
Committee 
on Rules. 
Report No. 2. 
Greetings 

from 
Australia. 



Memorials 
Recalled 

and 
Referred. 



Rules in 
Leaflet 
Form. 



Order 
of the 
Day. 



Committee 



Episcopacy, 
Report No. 2. 



Delivery of 
Telegrams. 



Order of 
the Day. 



Hour of 
Adjourn- 



On a question of privilege, Edgar Blake, chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Rules of Order, presented Report No. 2 of that com- 
mittee. 

The report was adopted seriatim. 

The presiding Bisliop read a cablegram of greetings from the 
Methodist General Conference of Australia. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, the Secretary was instructed to 
send an appropriate reply to the -cablegram. 

On motion of Titus Lowe memorials relating to Confer- 
ences on Mission Fields which had been referred to other 
committees were recalled and referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

On motion of G. H. Trever, the Committee on Rules was in- 
structed to prepare the rules in leaflet form, with the changes 
printed in italics or other distinguishing type, for distribution 
among the delegates. 

D. G. Downey, on a question of privilege, moved that the re- 
port of the Commission appointed at the last General Confer- 
ence to study conditions in Europe be made the Order of the 
Day, immediately after the approval of the Journal to-morrow. 

It was so ordered. 

On a question of privilege, D. G. Downey, chairman, presented 
Report No. 2 of the Committee on Episcopacy. 

After consideration, the previous question was ordered, on 
motion of Frank Doran. 

The report was adopted. 

The Conference stood and sang the Doxology and the Hymn, 
"Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Coming of the Lord." 

The Secretary announced that, owing to the difficulty in 
securing pages, Harry King, President of Clark University, had 
consented to deliver telegrams to .the members, and asked that 
he be authorized to do so. 

The authority was given. 

E. S. Tipple, for the Commission on Entertainment, announced 
that Mr. H. P. Davison had accepted the invitation of the Con- 
ference to address it, and on his motion the address was made 
the Order of the Day for Monday morning, May 17, at 11:30 
o'clock. 

A motion by J. B. Hingeley that the hour of adjournment 
to-day be fixed at 12:15 was lost. 



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Announcements Avere made. 

Recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :45. 

On invitation, the Central German Conference Quartet sang 
a selection and responded to an encore. 

The presiding Bishop announced that Bishop Thoburn, who 
is close to the border land, had sent his greetings to the Con- 
ference by Bishop Warne, and requested that Bishop Warne 
be heard. 

Bishop Warne expressed to the Conference the affectionate 
greetings of Bishop Thoburn. 

On motion of C. L. Mead, the presiding Bishop, Bishop Warne, 
and the Conference Secretary were requested to send Bishop 
Thoburn the cordial greetings of the Conference and the ex- 
pression of its earnest desire for his recovery. 

D. G. Downey presented Report No. 4 of the Committee 
on Episcopacy. 

The report was unanimously adopted by a rising vote. 

The following expression, presented by D. G. Downey for the 
Committee on Episcopacy, was unanimously adopted by a rising 
vote : 

The request of Bishop Richard J. Cooke to be released from the 
exacting duties of the general superiuteudeucy came as an unwelcome 
surprise to the members of the General Conference. In granting his 
desire, the Conference, speaking for the entire Church, which he has so 
long and so well served, gratefully records its high appreciation of him 
and his work through his ministry. Himself an enthusiastic scholar, 
he has inspired in hundreds of others a noble love of learning. Himself 
a profound student of literature, he has made large and worthy con- 
tribution to the literature of the church. Himself a true teacher of 
Christ's gospel, he has awakened in many the prophetic spirit. Himself 
familiar with the law and history of the church, he has held others 
steady in their loyalty to what is best. Himself a man of God and a 
friend of Christ, he has led many to walk in the spirit. 

And the General Conference now grants his request for the retired 
relation in the episcopacy Avith the assurance of its affection and honor, 
and of the prayers of the Church that through many days he may live 
and labor in congenial and useful ways, adorning the gospel of Christ 
by his continued devotion and fidelity. 

On a question of privilege, G. P. Eckman for the Committee 
on Courtesies, presented the Rev. C. W. Tadlock, Fraternal 
Delegate from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who 
spoke a few words of farewell. 

Under a question of privilege, J. AV. Hancher moved, and 
the motion prevailed, that the Rev. Stonewall Anderson, Secre- 
tary of the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, be invited to a seat on the platform. 



MAY 11 
Eleventh 

Day. 
Morning. 
Recess. 
Quartet. 



Greetings 

from 

Bishop 

Thoburn. 



Greetings 
to Bishop 
Thoburn. 



Episcopacy, 
tNo.4. 



Report ] 



Apprecia- 
tion of 
Bishop 
Cooke. 



Farewell 
Me.i.iage 
of C. W. 
Tadlock. 



Stonewall 
Anderson. 



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MAY 11 

Eleventh 

Dat. 
Morning. 
Committee 

on 

Episcopacy, 

Report No. 3. 

Absence 

Excused. 



Apprecia- 
tion of. and 
Greetings to 
Bibhqp 
John E. 
Robinson. 



D. G. Downey presented Eeport No. 3 of the Committee on 
Episcopacy, and it was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, Koberto Elphick moved that the 
delegates from Chile and Argentina, who had been detained be- 
cause of labor conditions in South America, be excused for their 
absence the first ten days of the session. 

They were excused. 

On a question of privilege, Titus Lowe moved that the pre- 
siding Bishop and the Secretary, with Bishop Warue, send the 
affectionate greetings of the Conference to Bishop John E. Eobin- 
son who to-day entered the retired relation because of his age, 
and whose infirmities prevented his making the journey from 
India. 

As a substitute of the motion of Titus Lowe, B. T. Badley, 
presented the following resolution, which was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

On the occasion of the retirement of Bishop John Edward Robinson, 
the delegates of the Southern Asia field and missionaries of that field 
present at General Conference, desire to put on record in this General 
Conference their love and esteem for this man of God who has had so large 
a share in leading the Methodist Church in that great field into the 
wonderful victories that have marked our history there. 

They desire to express their great appreciation of the heroic serv- 
ices that have marked his long and distinguished career in that great field, 
as pastor, district superintendent, editor, and bishop, and give hearty 
recognition to the outstanding qualities of heart and mind that have 
marked his career of forty-six years in India. 

Bishop Robinson's brotherly spirit, manly and courageous attitude, 
and ever cordial dealings have won for him a profound regard among 
those with whom he has been a colaborer, as well as among those for 
whom he has devoted the long and faithful years of his life. 

In this token of love and esteem we are sure this General Conference 
will be glad to join. 

Resolved, That this General Conference send to Bishop John E, 
Robinson our love and greetings, and assure him of our prayers that 
God's gracious presence may be with him now in the years of rest, as 
it has been during the long years of intense devotion to the cause of 
Christ to which he has unsparingly given himself — brain, heart, and 
hand. 

We include in our greetings the gracious and godly woman who has 
suffered and toiled with her husband during these long years. We re- 
joice with them both in the splendid devotion of their entire family to the 
cause of the Master in India, all five of their daughters having returned 
as missionaries to that field, and their only son having given several years 
of distinguished medical service to that land, making many missionaries 
and their friends his great debtors. We rest in the confidence that the 
life and example thus given, not only to India, but to the great cause 
of the Church throughout America as well, will ever redound to the 
glory of our God. 

Signed, in behalf of Southern Asia, 

Brenton T. Badley, N. K. Mukebji, 
J. N. West, M. C. Singh, 

Albert A. Parker, Alma H. Holland, 

Charles Parker, D. G. Abbott. 

Benson Parker, Cora Morgan, 

G. L. Lorenzo, C. H. S. Kocii, 

G. H. TuoMAS, Go Hood Keng, 



M. A. Rader, 
G. J. Shaw, 
H. B. Gray, 
Mabel Eddy, 
Rvtu a. Partridge, 
C. D. Rockey. 



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MAY 11 

Eleventh 

Dat. 

Morning. 

Committee 

on 

Sunday 

Schools, 

Report No. 1. 



Tlie Conference remained standing and sang, "Blest Be the 
Tie That Binds." 

W. E, Carpenter, chairman of the Committee on Sunday 
Schools, presented Eeport No. 1 of that committee. 

Marvin Campbell moved to amend by substituting, in Section 
2, the word "majority" for the words "two thirds." 

A motion by G. G. Vogel, to lay the amendment on the table, 
was lost. 

A motion by G. H, Trever, to consider the report seriatim, 
was also lost. 

A motion to amend was lost. 

H. G. Budd moved to amend the report in Section 2 by add- 
ing the words, "the charges having been proven and a verdict 
of guilty having been found," following the words "after such 
investigation." 

On motion of W. H. G. Gould the amendment was laid on 
the table. 

G. T. Byrd moved to amend Section 1 of the report by strik- 
ing out the words, "other assistants." 

On motion of W, F. Burris, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

On motion of M. E. Gilbert, the previous question was ordered. 

The report was adopted. 

Wallace MacMullen presented the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Whereas, Chancellor James R. Day, of Syracuse University, an 
elected delegate to this body from the New York Conference, and a 
highly honored and influential member of many preceding General 
Conferences, is unable to attend this session ; therefore, be it 

Resoh^ed, That this General Conference send loving greetings to 
Chancellor Day, and assure him of its prayers that his health may 
be preserved, and continued success come to his leadership of the great 
university with which his name is inseparably joined. 

W. P. Chen presented the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the delegates representing the Methodist Episcopal Appreciation 
Church in China wish to express their deepest regret of the loss of the 
beloved Bishop James W. Bashford, D.D., LL.D. His leath is keenly 
felt by the non-Christian Chinese as well as by the Chinese Christians. 

He was a far-sighted statesman, a broad-minded diplomat, as well 
as a devoted leader in the Kingdom of God. 

We deem it appropriate that we publicly express through this General 
Conference our gratitude for the great work he was able to accomplish 
for China, and we desire to assure Mrs. Bashford of our deep sympathy 
and prayers in her bereavement. 

Submitted by the Chinese Delegates. 

H. C. Wang, C. Hung, R. S. Met, 

C. H. Kuo, C. P. Hu, W. P. Chen, 

L. G. DsANG, L. C. Lin, Ruby Sia. 

C. N. Chen, 



Greetings to 
J. R. Day. 



of Bishop 



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MAY 11 

Eleventh 

Day. 

Morniiig. 

Committee 

on Temporal 

Economy, 
Report No. 2. 



Greetings 

to African 

M. E. Church 

and 

African M. E. 

Zion 

Church. 



. Adjourn- 
ment. 



The resolution was adopted by a rising vote, and the Con- 
ference sang "There's a Land That is Fairer than Day." 

Rolla V. Watt, chairman of the Committee on Temporal 
Economy, presented Eeport No. 2 of that committee. 

Edgar Blake offered two amendments, which were accepted 
and incorporated in the report. 

After discussion, the previous question was ordered, on motion 
of W. W. Lucas. 

The report was adopted. 

J. M. Phelps presented the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Regarding The Daily Christian Advocate as one of the helpful agencies 
in providing a general intelligence of Conference business, and recognizing 
the signal ability with which it is being edited for the present session ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we make grateful acknowledgment of the service 
being rendered by the editor. Dr. Stephen, J. Herbeu, and that upon this, 
his birthday, we tender hearty congratulations and best wishes for 
abundant blessings upon him and his through all the years. 

James M. Phelps, 
Charles M. Stuabt, 
John Thompson. 

On motion of E. B. McEary, the Secretary was instructed to 
send greetings to the General Conference of the African Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, now in session in Saint Louis, Mo., 
and also to that of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 
in session at- Nashville, Tenn. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :30 p. m., with Benediction by 
Bishop Eichard Cooke. 



MAY 12 

Twelfth 

Day. 

Morning. 
Devotions. 



WEDNESDAY MOENING, MAY 12, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., Bishop Bristol presiding. 

The Conference sang the Hymn, "0 for a Thousand Tongues 
to Sing." 

Bishop McConnell offered prayer. 

Bishop McConnell then read a portion of the tenth chapter 
of John, and spoke on "Abundant Life Through Christ." 

The Hymn beginning, "Stand up, stand up for Jesus," was 
sung. 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Eecord, re- 
ported that the Journal of yesterday's session had been examined 
and found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 



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325 



J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, recommended 
that G. E. Satterlee, of the Kansas Conference, be excused for 
to-day, and that B. M. Powell be seated in his place. 

The recommendation was approved. 

On a question of privilege, H. S. Henschen, chairman of the 
Committee on Overhead Expense, requested that anyone hav- 
ing matters to present to that committee should present them 
in writing. 

Under the order of the day, F. M. North presented the re- 
port of the Special Commission on Europe. 

The report was referred to the Special Committee on the 
work of the Church in Europe, by action of the Conference 
when the Commission was created. 

Marvin Campbell, on a question of privilege, requested that 
more heat be provided for the building. 

E. G. Eichardson, chairman of the Committee on Book Con- 
cern, presented Eeport No. 1 of that committee, and it was 
adopted. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, re- 
quested that Eeports Nos. 1 and 3 be returned to the committee 
for further consideration. 

It was so ordered. 

E. L. Kidney, chairman of the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions and Church Extension, presented Eeport No. 1 of that 
committee, and it was adopted. 

J. W. Hoffman, chairman of the Committee on State of the 
Church, presented Eeport No. 2 of that committee. 

After discussion, previous question was ordered, on motion of 
Joshua Stansfield. 

The Conference declined to adopt the report. - 

On a question of privilege, S. F. Kerfoot moved that the Eev. 
G. H. Bridgman, D.D., President Emeritus of Hamline Uni- 
versity, be invited to a seat on the ])latform. 

The invitation was extended. 

President Emeritus H. H. Lowry of Peking University was 
also invited to a seat on the platform. 

On a question of privilege, Bishop Berry introduced to the 
Conference Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, South. 

Announcements were made. 



MAY 12 

Twelfth 

Day. 

Morning. 
Credentials 
Committee. 

Eequest. 



Report of 
Commission 



Europe. 



Building 
Cold. 



Committee 

on Book 

Concern 

Report No. 1. 



Reports 
Returned. 



Committee 

on Home 

Missiona 

and Church 

Extension, 

Report No. 1. 

Committee 

on State 

of Church, 

Report No. 2. 



G. H. 
Bridgman. 



H. H. Lowry 



Bishop 
Cannon. 



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MAY 12 
Twelfth 

Dav. 
.Vorni'fii;. 
Receas. 

Conxmittes 

on 
Credentials. 



A ten -minute recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:45. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 happy day, that fixed my choice,'* 
was sung. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, made the fol- 
lowing announcements and recommendations, and the recom- 
mendations were approved : 

That C. B. Dixon, of Northern New York Conference, be excused 
after May 12, and that the reserve, J. O. Stranahan, be seated in his 
place. 

That G. T. Weingartner. of Erie Conference, be excused from attend- 
ance May 15. 16. and 17. 

That W. S. Watson, of Wisconsin Conference, be excused on and 
after May IG, and that E. W. Leach, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

That G. IZ. Maxwell, of Minnesota Conference, be excused after May 
14. and that H. J. Kubn, his reserve, be seated in his place. 

That H. M. Havner. of Iowa Conference, be excused from May 12 
to 17, and that G. E. Wahl, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

That r. S. Smith, of Iowa Conference, has returned and taken his 
place which was occupied by G. L. Minear. 

That T. A. Winkleman. of Arkansas Conference, be excused from 
further attendance upon the sessions of the Conference. 



Church 
Union. 



On a question of privilege, D. G. Downey presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That notice having been received that a deputation will ask 
this General Conference for a hearing in behalf of the movement, initiated 
by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States of America, for a union of evangelical denominations in a United 
Church of Christ in America, the deputation be allowed twenty minutes 
in which to address the General Conference, in business session, on this 
subject. 



Order of 
the Day. 



Farewell 
Message of- 

F. L. 
Wiseman. 



Intro- 
ductions. 



D. G. Downey announced that the deputation consists of 
Bishops Hamilton and Wilson and Dr. Bagnell, and Professor 
George W. Eichards, of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, it was ordered that the twenty^ 
minutes requested in the above resolution be granted at some 
time during the business session Saturday when Professor 
Richards can be present. 

G. P. Eckman, on a question of privilege, presented the Rev. 
Frederick Luke Wiseman, Fraternal Delegate of the British 
Wesleyan Conference. 

Rev. Frederick Luke Wiseman delivered his farewell message. 

On a question of privilege. Bishop Berry presented to the 
presiding Bishop, for introduction to the Conference, the Rev. 
Stonewall Anderson, D.D., Secretary of the Board of Education 



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of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Eev. J. H. 
Reynolds, D.D., President of Hendrix College, and a member 
of the Commission on Unification for the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South. 

Bishop Bristol introduced Dr. Anderson and Dr. Reynolds 
to the Conference. 

On a question of privilege, Rolla V. Watt, for the Committee 
on Temporal Economy, requested common consent to eliminate 
the word "white" from Report No. 2, adopted yesterday, and to 
have the report reprinted in the Daily Advocate. 

Consent was given. 

On a question of privilege, J. F. Goucher presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, Mr. Summeifield Baldwin, the highly honored layman of 
Baltimore Conference, who was a member of the General Conferences 
of 1872, 1884, 1900, 1908, 1912, and 1916, and who was elected a dele- 
gate to this Conference, has been detained at his home by the advice 
of his physician ; be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference, through its presiding oflScer 
and secretary, convey to Mr. Baldwin our cordial greetings, with the 
expressed hope that he may be able to take his seat in this Conference 
before its close. 



MAY 12 
Twelfth 

Day. 
Morning. 



Change 
in Report. 



Greetings to 

Summerfield 

Baldwin. 



On a question of privilege, C. A. Tindley requested that Bish- 
op Hartzell be permitted to present to the Conference a member 
of the Negro race who has a unique distinction in Methodism. 

Consent was given, and Bishop Hartzell presented to the 
Conference Miss Diana B. McNeil, now a teacher in our Col- 
lege at Liberia, who at the General Conference of 1893 was held 
in the arms of Bishop William Taylor and presented to the 
Conference with the statement that there are no heathen chil- 
dren in Africa. 

On a question of privilege, C. E. Guthrie announced that a 
number of Epworth League delegations were planning to attend 
the anniversary of that organization, Thursday night. May 20, 
and requested that the General Conference delegates waive their 
right to the retention of their seats until 7 :30 that evening. 

On motion of Edgar Blake, it was voted that the delegates 
place their seats at the disposal of the Epworth League visitors 
on the evening of the anniversary of that organization. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, pre- 
sented Report No. 3 of that committee, and it was adopted. 

H. L. Jacobs requested that because of certain clerical errors 



Miaa Diana 
B. McNeil. 



Seata for 

Epworth 

League 

Anniversary. 



Itinerancy, 

Report No. 3. 

Report 

Reprinted. 



d2d 



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MAY 12 

TwELrxH 
Day. 

Morning. 
Resolution 
Retailed and 

Referred. 



Comnuttee 
on Epworth 

League, 
Report No. 1. 



Committee 

on Freedmen, 

Reports No8. 

1 and 2. 



Bequests. 



Bishop 
Nicholson 
Excused. 



Committee 
Change. 



J. W. 

Robinson. 



in Report No. 4 of the Committee on Itinerancy the report 
be reprinted. It was so ordered. 

H. L. Jacobs stated that the resolution submitted Monday 
by E. D. Kohlstedt, and referred to the Committee on Itinerancy, 
had to do exclusively with legal matters, and, on his motion, 
seconded by E. D. Kohlstedt, the entire resolution was recalled 
from the Committee on Itinerancy and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

W. W. Martin, chairman of the Committee on Epworth 
League, presented Eeport No. 1 of that committee, and it was 
adopted. 

F. M. Larkin, chairman of the Committee on Freedmen, 
presented report No. 1 of that committee, and it was adopted. 

F. M. Larkin, chairman of the Committee on Freedmen, pre- 
sented Report No. 2 of that committee. 

Two slight inaccuracies in the printed report were noted 
and corrected. 

After discussion, on motion of Robert Watt, the previous ques- 
tion was ordered, and the report was adopted. 

Edgar Blake stated that during the quadrennium of 1904-8, 
when the Freedmen's Aid Society, the Board of Education, and 
the Sunday School Union were combined as the Board of Freed- 
men's Aid, Education, and Sunday Schools, seven bequests were 
made to it, and he now, at the request of the Freedmen's Aid 
Society, the Board of Education, and the Board of Sunday 
Schools, moved that a statement of facts as to the transaction 
be referred to the Committee on Judiciary for a report as to the 
division of the bequests. 

The motion prevailed. 

On motion of J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, 
Bishop Nicholson was excused from the session of Friday, May 
14, to attend a funeral. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, requested that 
E. C. S. Brainard be excused from service on the Committee on 
Hospitals and Homes, and Miss Augusta E. Ariss be appointed 
in his place, and it was so ordered. 

On a question of privilege, E. A. White moved that the Rev. 
John W. Robinson, fraternal delegate to the African Methodist 
Episcopal Church, be invited to a seat on the platform. 
The invitation was extended. 



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329 



Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :30 p. m., Bishop Cannon of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, pronouncing the Bene- 
diction. 



MAY 12 

Twelfth 

Day. 

Morning. 
Adjourn- 
ment. 



THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop Stuntz in 
the chair. 

The H3^mn beginning, "Ten thousand harps and voices," 
was sung. 

Bishop Shepard offered prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hymn, "There's a Wideness in God's 
Mercy." 

Bishop Shepard gave the morning devotional address on the 
subject "How to Conserve the Best of the Past." 

Committee on Secretary's Record reported that the Journal 
of yesterday had been examined and found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

Bishop Lewis, on a question of privilege, introduced the Rev. 
H. H. Lowry, of China, who brought to the Conference the 
personal greetings of the President of the Chinese Republic. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented the 
following report, which was adopted : 

The Credentials Committee recommend that E. C. Hardesty, of Wil- 
mington Conference, be excused May 17 and 18. No reserve. 

That W. P. MacVey, of Central Illinois Conference, be excused for 
May 15, and J. B. Bartle be seated in his place. 

That W. A. Elliott, of Erie Conference, be excused for May 14. 

That G. G. Logan, Lincoln Conference, be excused for May 13. 

Paul Keefer, reserve delegate of West German Confereiice, has 
arrived and takes the place of W. A. Keller, excused. 

The order of Miscellaneous Business was called. 
C. C. Darnall offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, One of the great and pressing needs of the church to-day 
is a revival of home religion and worship in the home ; and. 

Whereas, Every home has its atmosphere, where freedom and love 
prevail, restraint is eliminated, confidences exchanged and there is the 
most perfect and restful liberty ; and. 

Whereas, It is in the home where the first concern for souls is repre- 
sented in the yearning of father and mother for their children, and out 
of this devotion of life toward life there is developed the consuming flame 
of a passion that only love truly knows ; and. 

Whereas, It is our desire to improve the spiritual side of the home 
life by the inculcation of Christian virtues through the exei'cise of 
religious practices in order that a genuine revival of religious life and 
expressions of spiritual power may be more fully manifested ; therefore, 
be it 



MAY 13 
This- 



Greetings 

from 

President of 

Chinese 

Republic. 

Committee 



Miscellane- 
ous Buaineaa. 



Home 
Religion. 



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MAY 13 
Thir- 
teenth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Episcopal 
ReaideDces. 



Telegram 

of Com- 

mendatioD. 



Resolved, First. That we reaffirm our faith in the spiritual power and 
moral uplift which comes to the individual as a result of a regular and 
systematic observance of daily prayer, reading of the Scriptures, a 
careful study of God's Word, religious conversation, and discussion of 
moral and spiritual subjects in the home ; and, 

Second, That we appeal to all Methodist families to institute and 
establisli in their homes such a form or program of systematic family 
worship as may seem advisable and best adapted to meet the spiritual 
needs and requirements of the various members of the household ; and, 

Third, That we earnestly call upon and urge our pastors and all others 
having leadership among our people to lay special emphasis upon this 
very vital subject and endeavor as far as possible to put into operation 
plans which will bring about the glorification of Jesus Christ in the 
home through a definite and systematic plan of family worship. 



C. C. Darnall, 
F. E. Baldwin, 
J. B. Meacuam, 

E. .1. LOCKAVOOD, 

E. H. FORKEL, 

C. M. Stuart, 

F. T. Keeney, 



WiLLiAir Nottingham, 
E. L. Waldorf, 
H. L. Jacobs, 
Fred B. Fisher, 
Edgar Blake, 
John Thompson, 
J. S. Ladd Thomas. 



D. G. Downey, on a question of privilege, presented Report 
No. 6 of the Committee on Episcopacy, dealing with Episcopal 
residences, and moved that the rules be suspended for considera- 
tion of the report at this time. 

Kolla V. Watt moved as a substitute that the report be printed 
according to our rules. 

On motion of L. H. King, the substitute was laid on the 
table. 

The motion to suspend the rules prevailed. 

E. R. Redhead moved to amend the report by substituting 
SjTacuse for BufEalo as the Episcopal residence of the Buffalo 
Area. 

A motion by B. F. Kagey, that the previous question be 
ordered on the amendment, was lost. 

A motion by J. R. Gettys, that after the announcements re- 
cess be taken, with L. R. Potter having the floor, prevailed. 

Announcements were made. 

Recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:50. 

On invitation, the Ladies' Glee Club of Simpson College en- 
tertained the Conference with a selection and responded twice 
to calls for encores. 

On a question of privilege, the Secretary read the following 

telegram : 

Secretary Methodist General Conference, Dcs Moines, loica. 

^ Nearly two hundred State and national leaders of the Interchurch 
World Movement and of cooperative denominations, meeting May 12 at 
Cleveland, for conference on the campaign, heartilv and unaniniouslv 
express to the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 



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their profound appreciation of the inspired leadership of Dr. S. Earl 
Taylor and the splendid contributory service of Dr. George M. Fowles, 
Rev. W. E. Doughty, Ralph E. Diffendorfer, and other outstandihg mem- 
bers of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the development of the pro- 
gram and work of this great cooperative movement. 

Fred P. Haggard, 
J. Campbell White, 

Committee. 



MAY 13 
Thir- 
teenth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Discussion of the report of the Committee on Episcopacy 
was resumed. 

On motion of G. H. Trever, the previous question was ordered 
on the substitute offered by E. E. Bedhead. 

The substitute was lost. 

J. C. Nicholson moved that further consideration be de- 
ferred until the report is printed in the Daily Advocate. 

Following further discussion, the previous question was 
ordered on motion of J. I. Bartholomew. 

The motion to defer consideration prevailed. 

On a question of privilege, E. S. Tipple introduced to the Con- 
ference the Eev. Bennett Mitchell and his wife, pioneers in 
Iowa Methodism. 

On a question of privilege, J. F. Goucher introduced the 
Eev. W. W. Pinson, D.D., Secretary of the Benevolent Boards 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Mr. J. I. Pepper, 
a prominent layman of that Church. 

H. W. Eogers, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, 
stated that he held an appeal of Orlando E. Akers from the de- 
cision of a Judicial Conference; also an appeal by B. S. Taylor, 
from a ruling made by Bishop Harris in 1886, and that these ap- 
peals could not be considered without authority from the Con- 
ference. 

H. W. Eogers called attention to two typographical errors 
in Eeport No. 1 of the Committee on Judiciary as printed on 
page 261 of the Daily Advocate, and asked that the word "who" 
be inserted near the close of paragraph four immediately fol- 
lowing the words "can be"; also that in paragraph six, after 
the word "conviction," the words "may be a reason" be inserted. 

On a question of privilege, H. W. Eogers requested that a 
proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Laymen's 
Association be read, and printed in the Daily Advocate, and 
that the proposed amendment with the accompanying resolution 
be referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 



Consid- 
eration 
Resumed. 



Consid- 
eration 
Deferred. 



Intro- 
ductions. 



Appeals. 



Errors in 
Report. 



Constitu- 
tional 
Amendment. 



Day 
Morn itxg 



333 Journal of the General Conference 

MAY 13 The request was granted and the paper read. 

TEENTH On a question of privilege, E. C. Dixon presented the fol- 

lowing resolution, which was adopted: 

Sympathy to Whereas, The Hon. Adolphus P. Nelson, Member of Congress from 

A. P. Nebon. Wisconsin, first lay delegate from West Wisconsin Conference, Presi- 
dent of the Laymen's Association the past quadrcunium, is kept from his 
place in this General Conference by severe illness ; and. 

Whereas, Brother Nelson has been elected to five General Confer- 
ences and has rendered distinguished service in the benevolent societies of 
our Church at home, and in the Church at large, as well as exhibiting 
a high order of Christian statesmanship in the House of Representatives 
in Washington ; 

Resolved, That we express our sympathy with Brother Nelson in his 
sickness and our regret that he cannot take his place in this Conference. 
E. C. Dixon, H. T. Lange. 

R. A. Chase, Mrs. Pearl V. D. Tomlinson, 

W. P. HuGUES, J. E. KUNDERT, 

L. S. Coe, E. W. Blakemax. 

On a question of privilege, B. T. Badley presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, and it was adopted: 

Mrs. Lois S. The senior missionary connected with the world-wide work of our 

Parker. Methodism is Mrs. Lois S. Parker, widow of Bishop E. W. Parker of 

India. At eighty-six years of age she is still busy on the field, working 
in the town of Hardoi and traveling among the outlying villages. 

Mrs. Parker's illustrious career in India spans the years from 1859 
to 1920. Scarcely had the smoke and ruins of the Indian Sepoy rebellion 
cleared away, when she and her husband began their remarkable work in 
that land. After sixty-one years devoted to that field, Mrs. Parker is still 
keen, alert and full of plans as she rounds out her unique term of 
service. Four years ago she took a retired relation, but has received an 
appointment every year since. This strength and endurance of body 
and mind are matched by her outstanding qualities of heart and soul. 

One of the most remarkable distinctions she enjoys is that of being the 
only living member of the small group of Methodist women who at 
Boston in 1869 founded the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. Yet so eager was she to get back to her 
work in India, when she was in this country last year to attend the 
jubilee of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, that she left Boston 
before the celebration was over, in order to get the earliest possible 
passage across the seas to her beloved India. 

Resolved, Therefore, that this General Conference, considering it a 
high privilege to send its greetings to Mrs. Lois S. Parker, instructs its 
Secretary to forward a copy of this resolution to her, and express to 
her our profound esteem and admiration for her great life and dis- 
tinguished services, assuring her of our love and prayers that the golden 
glory of the sunset years of her life may be in keeping with the glorious 
ministry which she has so wondi-ously exemplified throughout our Church. 
Brentox T. Badley, C. E. Parker. 

Joiix F. Goucher, a. a. Parker, 

Fr.\xk M.\so.\ North, G. L. Lorenzo, 

CoR.\ MoRG.\x, M. C. Singh, 

J. N. West, Benson Baker. 

Alma H. Holland, 

"^men™" Announcements were made, and Conference adjourned at 

12 :30 P. M., with the Benediction by the Rev. Bennett Mitchell. 



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FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1920 

:30 A. M., with Bishop 



MAY 14 

FOUR- 



Moming. 



Conference was called to order at 
Henderson in the chair. 

The H}Tnn beginning, "My faith looks up to thee," was 
sung. 

Bishop Stuntz led in prayer, concluding with the Lord's Devotiona 
Prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Lead on, 
King Eternal." 

Bishop Stuntz read passages from the fourteenth, fifteenth, 
and sixteenth chapters of Jolin and the first chapter of Acts, 
and addressed the Conference on the subject, "The Supernatural 
Task and the Supernatural Equipment." 

The Hymn beginning, "0 Thou, in whose presence my soul 
takes delight," was sung. 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, reported Journal. 
that the Journal of yesterday was examined and is correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented the 
following report, which was adopted: 

The Committee on Credentials recommends : 

That O. A. Olseu, Norway Conference, be excused from the session 
of Saturday, May 15. 

That W. A. Fellers, of Nebraska, be excused May 14 and 15, and that 
the first reserve, M. D. Cameron, be seated in his place. 

That Mrs. F. D. Leete, of Georgia Conference, be excused for May 
14 and 15, and that Mr. Burr Stokoe, be seated in her place. 

That Frank B. Trotter, of West Virginia, be excused on and after 
May 17, and that his reserve, S. V. Woods, be seated in his place for 
the remainder of the session. 

That the excuse of M. C. Tifift, Northern Minnesota Conference, be 
continued for Friday, May 14. and that W. L. Smithies be continued 
in his place. 

That Frank Jones, of the Missouri Conference, be excused for May 
14 and 15. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



On a question of privilege, F. A. Home, for the New York 
East Conference, and Bishop Berry, fOr the Detroit Area, pre- 
sented Bishop Henderson with bouquets of roses in commemora- 
tion of the birthday he celebrates to-day, and the Conference 
joined them in extending congratulations. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, chairman. Report No. 6 of the 
Committee on Episcopacy, was taken up. 

R. F. Bayley moved to amend the report by providing that 
only two Episcopal residences be established in Europe. 



Birthday 
of Bishop 
Henderaon. 



Episcopacy, 
Report No. 6. 



334 Journal of the General Conference 

MAY 14 Qfj motion of Kay Allen, the amendment was laid on the 

FODR- 

TEENTH table. 

Mot^lng. J. R- Edwards moved to recommit the report, with the re- 

quest that the entire numher of Episcopal residences be reduced 
by three. 

On motion of F. A. Arter, the motion to recommit was laid 
on the table. 

After discussion, on motion of W. R. Wedderspoon, the previ- 
ous question was ordered on the adoption of the report. 

The report was adopted. 
R^bmson^' ^" ^ questiou of privilege, D. G. Downey, at the request of 

the delegates from India, presented a letter from Bishop John 
E. Robinson, and after reading the last paragraph, moved that 
the letter be made a part of the record of the Conference and 
printed in the Daily Advocate. 

It was so ordered. 

Following is Bishop Eobinson's letter : 

Honored Fathers and Brethrex : 

To be debarred from atteuding with you this present session of the 
General Conference is one of the greatest disappointments of my whole 
life. I had been looking forward to it with ardent expectation during 
the Quadrennium. My episcopal colleagues of Southern Asia had kindly 
devolved upon me the privileged task of preparing the report of that 
great and most interesting field for the past four years, the last oppor- 
tunity I should have of rendering such a service, but this I was re- 
luctantly obliged to forego. I coveted also the last opportunity I could 
reasonably look forward to of renewing acquaintance with old and 
valued friends in the homeland, and of having a farewell v"sit with 
precious relatives, and then returning to India to settle down and em- 
ploy my remaining years in some form of humble service, according 
to the will of God, by which our growing church in India might be 
benefited. 

But, alas ! health conditions unexpectedly became serious, and un- 
toward symptoms loomed up so ominously that my medical advisers 
positively forbade my attempting the long voyage to America with its 
incidental hardships and difficulties at this unsettled time. So here in 
India I remain, in the all-wise providence of God, by no means precluded 
from the duties which pertain to administration, but needing to fall 
back every day on the all-sufficient grace of my gracious Saviour to en- 
able me patiently and cheerfully to acquiesce in the disappointment which 
divine wisdom has seen fit to allow to befall me. I thank my Lord and 
Master that his presence and grace enable me to realize the blessed 
power of faith which claimes that "He doeth all things well." 

Forty-six years ago this summer the Board of Foreign Missions, at 
that time known as the Missionary Society, appointed me a missionary of 
India. During that period it has been my good fortune to live and serve, 
and officially to administrate the affairs of the church in practically all 
the presidencies and provinces of the Indian Empire, and in several of 
the feudatory states. The remarkable progress of our Church's great 
and wide-spread work, confined at the time of my appointment to India 
to a single province in upper India, has spread in every direction all 
over the empire. And out of the work in India may be said to have de- 
veloped the flourishing missions of our church in British Malaysia, 
Dutch East Indies, and the Philippine Islands ; in all of which it has 
been my privilege to exercise episcopal administration. 

It is unspeakably gratifying to me, in laying down the reins of office, 



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335 



to be able to report to you a quadrennium of splendid advance in all 
directions in Southern Asia. Let me have the privilege of laying before 
you just a few items. Our Methodist community now stands at 421,646, 
a solid increase of Sl,44U for the quadrennium. In our Sunday schools 
are now enrolled 11)8,1)44 pupils, an increase of 48,606. Our total Ep- 
worth League membership stands at 29,918, an increase of 8,628. Edu- 
cational institutions of all grades now number 1,880, and their students 
56,225, an increase of 10,065. Missionaries and their wives number 251, 
only three more, alas ! than four years ago ; but over against this dis- 
couraging item I am glad to report that our forces of native workers of 
all grades ( members of Conferences, local preachers, exhorters, teachers, 
etc. ^ stands at 8,650, an increase for the quadrennium of 1,333. The 
statistics show that our church property of all kinds has risen to over 
15,000,000 rupees, a clear advance of nearly three and a half millions. 
A feature which has particularly encouraged and rejoiced us has been 
the splendid financial record of the quadrennium, at a time, too, when 
many parts of our field have been ravaged by epidemics of influenza, 
plague and cholera, and when war affairs distracted attention and af- 
fected finances. For ministerial support the sum of 881,295 rupees was 
contributed, a magnificent advance of 303,976 rupees, or over 34 per 
cent. The amount collected in the several Conferences for all purposes 
reached a grand total of 2,691,546 rupees, an advance of very nearly 
one million rupees. For all these tokens of the divine presence and favor 
we give all the glory and unstinted praise to our gracious covenant 
God. 

In closing, let me say, honored fathers and brethren, that I accept 
the Church's decree as to my retirement at this General Conference with 
mingled emotions. It is true that it is with a large measure of regret 
that I lay down the heavy burden of ofiicial responsibility which has 
rested upon me in no slight degree ; but thei-e is also a grateful feeling 
of relief that younger and abler hands shall grasp the helm. It would 
be almost ungrateful on my part were I not to express my profound 
gratitude to the beloved Church through whose generosity and forbear- 
ance there have come to me in the good providence of God such unspeak- 
ably great privileges, blessings and honors during those happy and fruit- 
ful forty-five years. It being my present purpose to settle down in 
India for my few remaining years of life, according to the will of my 
Heavenly Father, I hope to be able to watch the church's continued 
progress and prosperity in that great empire. If it please God to vouch- 
safe the necessary physical health, I look forward definitely to some 
useful service in the preparation of literature needed for our growing 
Indian church. Great political and social movements have recently come 
to the birth in India, which I firmly believe will help and not hinder 
the progi-ess and success of the Christian propaganda. With the word 
of the living God in our hands, we confidently believe to see in the 
coming years that triumph of our holy faith, of which the promises and 
predictions of Holy Scripture give glorious assurance. 

Your brother in the love and service of Jesus. 

J. E. Robinson. 



MAY 14 
Four- 
teenth 
Day. 

Morning. 



D. G. Downey moved that as soon as the Secretary can pre- Election, 
pare the ballots the Conference proceed to the election of General 
Superintendents. 

W. H. G. Gould moved to amend, that in the election of 
Bishops we have one ballot for the three and another for the re- 
maining nine. 

A point of order by D. G. Downey, that the order of election 
of General Superintendents is prescribed and cannot be changed 
without the suspension of the Rule, was sustained. 

The motion of D. G. Downey prevailed. 



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MAY 14 

Foi-R- 

TETNTH 

Dat. 
Morning. 
Recess. 



Quartet. 



Committee 

on 
Credentiali. 



Areft 
Report. 



Bishop 

Mitchell 

III. 



8>Tnpathy 
for Bishop 
Mit.chell. 



As chairman of the Committee on Episcopacy, D. G. Do\vney 
was granted the privilege of speaking a few words of instruc- 
tions before the taking of the ballot. 

Announcements were made and the Conference went into a 
recess. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :oO. 

The H^Tun beginning, "Stand up, stand up for Jesus," was 
sung. 

On invitation, the Central Grerman Conference Quartet sang 
a selection and responded to an encore. 

H. W. Rogers, on a question of privilege, stated that the 
Judiciary Committee held a paper from the Xorthern German 
Conference concerning the legality of a certain session of that 
Conference upon which a decision of the Committee on Judiciary 
was asked, and on his motion, it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

P. H. Swift presented a statement concerning Marie Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, Chicago, which, on his motion, was 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, recommended 
that F. M. Wiley, of the Kansas Conference, be excused because 
of illness in his family; also that Herman Stannard, second 
reserve of Troy Conference, be excused after to-day. 

The recommendations were approved. 

On a question of privilege. Bishop Wilson, for the Bishops, 
requested that Bishop Leonard have the privilege of making 
a brief report of the Area of the late Bishop M. S. Hughes. 
The request was granted. 

Bishop Wilson announced that an important communication 
had been received, and the Bishops requested authority to refer 
it to the Committee on State of the Church. 

The authorit}^ was given. 

Bishop Berry, on a question of privilege, informed the Con- 
ference that Bishop Mitchell had been taken seriously ill yester- 
day, and was compelled to return home. 

On motion of F. M. North, Bishop Anderson, Bishop Berry, 
and the Conference Secretary were made a committee to pre- 
pare and send a message of sympathy and good will to Bishop 
Mitchell. 



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33? 



M, E. Snyder moved that the Conference now proceed to 
ballot for the election of Missionary Bishops to the General 
Superi ntendency . 

The motion prevailed, and on request Bishop Berry led the 
Conference in prayer. 

The First Set of Tellers was called forward, and the Secretary 
read the Eules governing the election. 

On a question of privilege, J. G. Wilson, for the Committee 
on Credentials, recommended that U. S. Smith, of the Iowa 
delegation, be excused for the remainder of to-day's session and 
for the session of to-morrow, and that Thomas Osborn, first 
reserve, be seated in his place. 

The recommendation was approved. 

The ballot was taken and the tellers retired in charge of 
assistant secretaries J. M. Arters and F. M. Willis. 

D, E, Skelton presented a resolution favoring the granting of 
a bonus to the soldiers of the late war. 

On motion of E. P. Dennett, it was referred to the Committee 
on State of the Church. 

M. E. Gilbert presented a resolution concerning the record 
of church membership which, on motion of W. F. Hovis, was 
referred to the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

On motion of Herbert Clegg, 0. P. Miller, treasurer of the 
General Conference Commission, was granted the privilege of 
the floor and made a statement of the condition of the treasury 
and the expense of this General Conference. 

J. M. Phelps offered a resolution on caring for Supply 
Preachers in their old age. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, it was referred to the Committee 
on Itinerancy. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, the Conference proceeded to 
ballot for the election of twelve General Superintendents. 

Bishop Wilson nominated the Second Set of Tellers, and 
the nominations were confirmed. (See Tellers.) 

The tellers were called forward. 

W. H. Van Benschoten moved that in view of the large num- 
ber of names on the ballot a Third Set of Tellers be elected to 
join group two in the counting. 

On motion of J. E. Gettys, the motijon was laid on the table. 

E. A. Dent moved that when we adjourn it be to meet at 7 :30 



MAY 14 

FOUR- 



MoDiing. 
Ballot for 
Missionary 
Bishops to 
be made 
Bishops. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Bonus to 
Soldiers. 



Record of 

Church 

Membership. 



Report of 
O. P. MUler. 



Supply 
Preachers. 



First 
Ballot for 
Bishops. 



MAY U 

FOUR- 
TEEVTH 

Dav. 
Morning. 



Result of 
Ballot for 
Missionary 
Bishops to 
be made 
Bishops. 



Bishop-elect 
Robinson. 



Bi3hop-«lect 
Johnaon. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



338 Journal of the General Conference 

this evening to hear the report of the tellers and if necessary 
take another ballot. 

On motion of F. A. Arter, the motion was laid on the table. 
On motion of George Elliott, the time was extended for the 
completion of the ballot. 

Upon request, the Secretary again read the Rule concern- 
ing secrecy as to the result of the ballot. 

The vote was taken and the Tellers retired in charge of assist- 
ant secretaries M. E. Snjxler and C. P. Dorsey. 

The Presiding Bishop announced the result of the ballot for 
Missionary Bishops to be elected General Superintendents: 

Total number of ballots cast 820 

Total ballots defective 18 

Total ballots counted 803 

Necessary to a choice 536 

Frank W. Warne receives 803 

John W. Robinson receives 803 

Eben S. Johnson receives 803 

Frank W. Warne, John W. Robinson, and Eben S. John- 
son, having received the required number of votes, were declared 
elected General Superintendents. 

On a question of privilege, Bishops Berry and Bristol escorted 
Bishop-elect John W. Robinson to the front of the platform, 
and the presiding Bishop presented him to the Conference. 

Bishops Hartzell and Anderson conducted Bishop-elect Eben 
S. Johnson to the front of the platform, and he was presented 
to the Conference. 

Bishop-elect Frank W. Warne was not present. 

A motion of F. A. Arter, that after announcements the Con- 
ference adjourn, prevailed. 

Announcements were made and the Conference adjourned at 
13 :40 p. M., with the Benediction by Bishop Henderson. 



MAY 15 

FlFTEE.NTH 

Day. 
M amino. 



SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Shepard presiding. 
The Hymn beginning, "Faith of our fathers, living still," was 



Bishop Henderson offered prayer. 



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339 



MAY 15 

Fifteenth 

Dat. 

Morning. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Bishop Henderson then read a portion of the twenty-second 
chapter of Genesis, and drew lessons from the consecration of 
Abraham. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Rock of ages, 
cleft for me." 

♦ The Committee on Secretary's Eecord reported that the 
Journal of yesterday had been examined and found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. Or. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, reported as 
follows, and the report was adopted : 

Your committee recommends that S. S. Tyler, Michigan Conference, 
be excused for May 15. No reserve. 

That S. F. Kerfoot, Minnesota Conference, be excused for May 15, 
and that K. B. Stansell be seated in his place. 

That C. E. Rarick, Northwest Kansas Conference, be excused from 
May 17 to 22, inclusive, and that J. T. S. Reed be seated in his place. 

That Walter E. Myers, North-East Ohio Conference, be excused from 
May 15 to 22. 

That M. C. Tiflft, Northern Minnesota Conference, be further ex- 
cused for May 15, and J. S. UUand be seated in his place. 

That J. M. McClellan of the Kansas Conference be excused for May 
15, and that B. M. Powell, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

J. G. Wilson, Chairman. 
F. A. Hazeltine, Secretary. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the first ballot 
for General Superintendents. (See Ballot.) 

Lauress J. Birney, having received the required number of 
votes, was declared elected. 

When the names of those receiving six votes were reached, 
in the announcement of the ballot, on motion of E. M. Mills 
further announcement was dispensed with. 

On motion of F. E. Dunn, Bishops E. H. Hughes and F. J. 
McConnell were requested to escort Bishop-elect Birney to the 
platform and present him to the presiding Bishop. 

This was done, and Bishop Shepard presented Bishop-elect 
Birney to the Conference, and invited him to a seat with the 
Bishops. 

On motion of F. E. Dunn, L. H. Murlin, first reserve delegate l. H.^Muriin 
of the New England Conference, was seated in the place of 
Bishop-elect Birney. 

On questions of privilege, the following persons requested 
that their names be omitted from future ballots for the office of 
General Superintendents: M. N. Smith, G. E. Grose, D. G. 
Downey, M. S. Rice, J. H. Race, B. M. Tipple, H. L. Jacobs, 
E. S. Tipple, J. L. Fort, and G. P. Eckman. 



Result of 
First Ballot 
for Bishops. 



Bighop-elect 
Birney. 



Names 
Withdrawn. 



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Morning. 

Announce- 
ment of 
Ballots. 
Second 

Ballot for 
Bishops. 



Miscellane- 
ous Business. 
Greetings 
to the 
President of 
the Chinese 
Republic. 



Calendar. 



Itinerancy 
Report. No. 1. 



Bishop 
Kephart. 



Order of 
the Day. 



On motion of J. B. Hingeley, the presiding Bishop was re- 
quested in announcing subsequent ballots not to announce the 
names of persons receiving fewer than twenty votes. 

On motion of Frank Doran, the Conference proceeded to take 
ballot for eleven General Superintendents. 

The Third Set of Tellers was nominated by Bishop Wilson, 
their nomination confirmed, and they were called forward. 
(See Tellers.) 

The ballot was taken and the tellers retired in charge of 
assistant secretaries G. B. Cliff and C. B. Sylvester. 

The order of Miscellaneous Business was called. 

John Marshall moved that a Committee of five be appointed 
by the Bishops, one of whom shall be a Bishop, another a repre- 
sentative from China, and three other members from this body, 
to prepare a response to the greeting brought us Thursday from 
the President of the Chinese Republic, which shall be engrossed, 
signed by the presiding officer and Secretary of the Confer- 
ence, and delivered to the President of the Chinese Republic by 
some personal messenger who is soon to go to that country. 

The motion prevailed. 

R. J. Wade moved that the Rules be suspended, the orders of 
Miscellaneous Business and the Call of Conferences be passed, 
and the Conference now proceed under the calendar. 

It was so ordered. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman, i)rosented Report No. 1 of the Com- 
mittee on Ttineraiu y. 

An amendment by E. D. Kohlstedt, substituting "The Board 
of Home Missions and Church Extension" for "A Commission 
of Seven," was presented. 

G. P. Eckman, on a question of privilege, introduced to the 
Conference Bishop Cyrus J. Kephart, Fraternal Delegate from 
the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. 

On a question of privilege, D. G. Downey moved that, pursuant 
to the action of Thursday, the hearing of the Deputation on 
Church Union be made the Order of the Day immediately after 
recess this morning. 

The motion prevailed. 

Announcements were made and recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:45. 

The Hymn "America" was sung. 



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341 



Under the Order of the Day, G. P. Eckman introduced 
Prof. G. W. Eichards, chairman of the Committee on Deputa- 
tions of the American Council on Organic Union of the Churches 
of Christ, who addressed the Conference and presented the plan 
of Organic Union proposed by the Council. 

He closed with the request that a committee be appointed 
to represent the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Council. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, the request was referred to the 
Committee on Unification, and it was ordered that the plan for 
organic union be printed in the Daily Advocate. 

On a question of privilege, G. P. Eckman, for the Committee 
on Courtesies, introduced Mr. Eobert H. Gardiner, Secretary of 
the Advisory Committee of the Commissions on the World 
Conference on Faith and Order, who addressed the Confer- 
ence, 

G. P. Eckman moved to refer to the Committee on Unifica- 
tion the two recommendations made in Mr. Gardiner's address, 
namely, That the Commission appointed eight years ago to 
cooperate in mailing arrangements for a world Conference on 
Faith and Order be reappointed, and that that Commission 
be given authority to send delegates to a preliminary meeting 
in Geneva next August. 

The motion prevailed. 

On a question of privilege, G. P. Eckman introduced Pro- 
fessor Herbert L. Willett, representative of the Federal Coun- 
cil of Churches of Christ in America. 

P. H. Coman, on a question of privilege, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, One of the most serious, significant and difficult problems 
presented to this General Conference is that involved in the unification 
of American Methodism ; and, 

Whereas, This General Conference must deal with this problem wisely, 
and therefore must know the will of God, that justice and love may 
prevail ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That every member of this body is hereby urged to give 
himself to earnest private prayer in this behalf ; and that a special 
season of prayer be observed during this morning's session ; and that 
the presiding Bishop designate the time and conduct the service. 



MAY 15 

Fifteenth 

DAT. 

Morning. 
Address 
of Prof. 

Richards. 



Request 
Referred. 



R. H. 

Gardiner 
Addresses the 
Conference. 



Recommen- 
dations 
Referred. 



Request for 
Prayer for 
Guidance. 



The presiding Bishop, on a question of privilege, called to the 
front of the platform Bishop-elect Warne, who was not present 
yesterday, and presented him to the Conference. 

The Bishop appointed as the committee to prepare a reply 
to the greetings from the President of China the following: 



Bishop-elect 
Warne. 



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MAY 15 
Fifteenth 

Dat. 
Morning. 
Hour (or 
Prayer. 

Considera- 
tion 
Renewed. 



Annual 
Missions. 



Prayer (or 
Guidance on 
Unification. 



Committee 
on Mexico. 



Itinerancy, 
Report No. 2. 



Bishop W. S. Lewis, W. P. Ch'en, John Marshall, F. M. North, 
aud Joseph Beech. 

The Bishop fixed 12 o'clock as the hour for prayer ordered 
by the resolution adopted a few minutes ago. 

The consideration of Report No. 1 of the Committee on Itin- 
erancy was renewed, aud the amendment of E. D. Kohlstedt was 
accepted. 

Edgar Blake moved to amend paragraph 2 of the report so that 
it shall read : 

2. As to the best and most effective method of promoting and or- 
ganizing the work of our church among foreign-speaking peoples ; and 
what changes, if any, may be needed in our foreign language Confer- 
ences in America. 

The amendment was accepted by the Chairman. 

On motion of J. I. Bartholomew, the previous question was 
ordered on the report. 

The report was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, Ray Allen presented a resolution, 
referring to the method of procedure in the organization of An- 
nual Missions, consideration of which, in accordance with the 
Rules, was deferred until it is printed in the Daily Advocate. 

The hour of prayer for guidance on the question of Unifi- 
cation having arrived, the Conference stood and united in prayer 
with Bishop Oldham and F. H. Coman. 

On a question of privilege, Titus Lowe, for the Committee 
on Foreign Missions, requested the appointment by the Bish- 
ops of a committee of fifteen to which shall be referred all 
memorials regarding the situation in Mexico. 

The request was approved. 

Report No. 2 of the Committee on Itinerancy was presented 
by H. L. Jacobs, chairman. 

C. E. Vermilya moved to amend paragraph 169 of the report 
by inserting in line seven after the word "location" "provided 
such relation be granted only to those who avowedly intend to 
discontinue a regular ministerial or evangelistic work." And 
substituting for the words "the same to be certified" "which re- 
lation shall be certified" ; so that the paragraph shall read : 

An Annual Conference, first having examined a member's character, 
at the session of the Conference when a request for location is made, 
and finding him in good standing, may at his request grant him a cer- 
tificate of location, provided such relation be granted only to persons 
who avowedly intend to discontinue regular ministerial or evangelistic 
work, which relation shall be certified by the president of the Confer- 



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ence. Such minister shall thereupon hold his membership, as a local 
elder or deacon, in the Quarterly Conference where he resides, and may 
be readmitted by an Annual Conference, at its discretion, upon his 
certificate of location and the recommendation of his Quarterly Confer- 
ence, and the Annual Conference from which he located. 

The ameiidmeut was adopted. 

A motion by E. P. Dennett to recommit the report for cor- 
rection, was, on motion of J. E. Gettys, laid on the table. 

The report was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, J. B. Hingeley presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That the result of ballot No. 2 for the election of bishops be 
announced at the opening of evening session of the General Conference, 
and that a new ballot be taken immediately, if necessary ; and that 
the ballot be sealed and delivered into the custody of the secretary 
of the General Conference, not to be counted until such hour on Monday, 
May 17, as the secretary shall determine. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, recommended 
that W. B. Freeland, of the North Indiana Conference, be ex- 
cused for to-day and D. H. Guild be seated in his place ; also that 
Daniel McGurk, of the West Ohio Conference, be excused until 
Monday and J. P. Olive, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

The recommendations were approved. 

On motion of E. B. Urmy, the congratulations of the Con- 
ference were tendered to 0. P. Miller, treasurer of the Commis- 
sion, upon his birthday anniversary. 

The announcements were made, and Conference adjourned 
at 12 :30 p. m., with the Benediction by Bishop-elect L. J. 
Birney. 



MAY 15 
Fifteenth 

Dat. 
Morning. 



. Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Congratula- 
tions to 
O. P. Miller. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



SATUEDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1920 

Conference reconvened at 8 p. M., Bishop Shepard presiding. 

The Hymn beginning, "All hail the power of Jesus* name," 
was sung. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the second 
ballot for General Superintendent. (See Ballot.) 

Fred B. Fisher, Ernest L. Waldorf, and Charles E. Locke, 
having received the required number of votes, were declared 
elected. 

Bishop-elect Fred B. Fisher, was on motion of W. W. Martin, 
escorted to the platform by Bishops Nicholson and Wilson, pre- 
sented to the Conference by the presiding Bishop, and invited 
to a seat with the Bishops. 



MAY 15 

Fifteenth 

Day. 

Evening. 



Result of 

Second 

Ballot for 

Bishops. 



liop-el( 
^isner. 



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MAY 15 
Fifteenth 

DAT. 

Etrnirm. 

Bishop-elect 

Waldorf. 

8. B. Salmon 
Seated. 



Bishop-elect 
Locke. 



E. I. Raamus 
Seated. 



Credentials. 



Third 
Ballot for 
Bishops. 

W. D. Cole 
Withdraws. 



Wives of 
Bishop-elect. 



Credentials. 



Bishop-eleet Ernest L. Waldorf, on motion of F. W. Luce, 
was invited to a seat on the platform, escorted thither by Bish- 
ops Anderson and Henderson, and presented to the Confer- 
ence by the presiding Bishop. 

On motion of F. W. Luce, S. B. Salmon, first reserve dele- 
gate of the North-East Ohio Conference, was seated in place 
of Bishop-elect Waldorf. 

On motion of F. M. Larkin, Bishop-elect Charles E. Locke 
was invited to a seat on the platform, escorted thither by Bishop 
Leonard and M. X. Smith, and presented by the presiding 
Bishop. 

- On motion of F. M. Larkin, E. I. Rasmus, first reserve dele- 
gate of the Southern California Conference, was seated in the 
place of Bishop-elect Locke. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented 
the following recommendations, which were approved : 

That Frank R. Holleuback be seated for the evening session as re- 
serve for O. W. Aumau. of the Colorado Conference. 

That Thomas Osborn, of the Iowa Conference, be excused and G. L. 
Minear be seated in his place. 

That W. P. Chen, of West China Conference, be excused until May 
17, and that P. O. Hansen be seated in his place. 

That J. A. Breece, who was excused Saturday, May 8, has returned 
and is seated to-night with the Ohio Conference. 

That Mrs. A. M. Pringle, of the Dakota Conference, be excused for 
a few days and S. E. Wilson be seated in her stead. 

That J. M. McClelland of Kansas Conference, be excused for May 15. 
and B. M. Powell, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

That W. E. Myers, of Xorth-East Ohio Conference, be excused irom 
May 15 to May 22. 

That W. L. Smithies, of Northern Minnesota Conference, be continued 
in place of M. C. Tifft until his return. 

The Conference proceeded to take a ballot for eight General 
Superintendents. 

W. D. Cole, on a question of privilege, withdrew his name from 
among those voted on for the office of General Superintendent. 

Bishop Wilson nominated tbe Fourth Set of Tellers who were 
elected and called forward. (See Tellers.) 

On motion of Ray Allen, the wives of the Bishops-elect were 
invited to seats on the platform. 

The third ballot for General Superintendent was taken and 
the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretary R. J. Wade. 

The Secretary read the credentials of the Rev. Frank C. 
McKean, D.D., Fraternal Delegate from the General Assembly 
of the Presbyterian Church of the LTnited States of America, 
and those of Bishop C. J. Kephart, D.D., LL.D., Fraternal 



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Delegate from the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. 

On motion of E. M. Mills, the audience was invited to occupy 
the unoccupied seats of the delegates. 

The Conference sang "Blest be the tie that binds." 

G. P. Eckman, for the Committee on Courtesies, introduced 
the Kev. Dr. McKean, who brought fraternal greetings from the 
Presbyterian Church. 

Bishop Shepard spoke of his cordial reception as fraternal 
delegate to the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. 

He then presented Bishop Kephart, who delivered his fra- 
ternal message. 

The Bishop introduced Professor Herbert L. Willett, repre- 
senting the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in Amer- 
ica, and Professor Willett addressed the Conference. 

Conference adjourned with the Benediction by the Rev. Dr. 
McKean. 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 16, 1920 

Conference convened at 3 p. m., in the Coliseum. 

The Hymn "Faith of Our Fathers" was announced and sung. 

E. S. Tipple offered prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "God, the All- 
Terrible! thou who ordainest." 

Bishop Wilson delivered the address of the day in com- 
memoration of the Tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrim 
Fathers. 

The Hymn "America" was sung. 

Conference adjourned with the Benediction by E. S. Tipple. 



MAY 15 

FirTEENTH 

Dat. 
Evtning. 



Address by 
Frank C. 
McKean. 



Bishop 
Shepard's 
Report. 

Address 
by Bishop 
Kephart. 

Address 

by Professor 

Willets. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MAY 16 

Sixteenth 

Day. 
Afternoon. 
Devotions. 



Address 
on Ter- 
centenary 
of Landing 
of Pilgrim 
Fathers. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MONDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop McConnell 
in the chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "Come all that dwell below the skies," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Bristol. 

Bishop Bristol read Matthew 14. 22-33, and addressed the 
Conference on "The Misuse and Abuse of Divine Power." 

A solo was sung by Miss Elizabeth Shipley. 

The Conference sang one stanza of the Hymn beginning, 
"How firm a foundation." 



MAY 17 
Seven- 
teenth 
Dat. 

Morning. 

Devotions. 



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MAY 17 

Seven- 

TFENTH 
DAT. 

Morning. 
Journal. 



W. D. Cole reported for the Committee on Secretary's Eecord 
that the Journal of the sessions of Saturday and Sunday had 
been examined and found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented 
the following announcements and recommendations, and the 
recommendations were approved : 

That E. M. Avery, of the Nebraska Conference, be excused for to-day, 
and that M. D. Canierou, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

That W. T. Arnold, tirst reserve of the North Indiana Conference, 
be seated in place of Bishop-elect F. B. Fisher. 

B. P. Wheat, of the Troy Conference, has arrived and taken his place 
occupied bv Herman Stannard. 

M. C. Tifift, of the Northern Minnesota Conference, has arrived and 
taken his place occupied by W. L. Smithies. 

George W. Dixon, of the Rock River Conference, has arrived and 
taken his place occupied by E. H. Forkel. 

Requested that Henry Eckland. of the Central Swedish Conference, 
be excused for May 17. 

On a question of privilege, Bishop Xuelsen informed the Con- 
ference of the death of the wife of Anton Bast, ministerial dele- 
gate from the Denmark Conference. 

On motion of D. G. Downey the Conference expressed, by a 
rising vote, its sympathy for Brother Bast in his bereavement. 

On a question of privilege, J. H. Eace moved that the Kev. 
J. G. Walsh, of the Kentuck}^ Conference, be invited to a seat 
on the platform. 

The invitation was extended. 

On motion of A. G. Kynett, it was ordered that certain 
recommendations concerning boundaries in Europe be referred 
to the Committee on Foreign Missions with instructions to report 
its finding to the Committee on Boundaries. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, pre- 
sented Report No. 4 of that committee. 

An amendment by Edward Smith, that in "Paragraph 186," 
line eleven, of the printed report the words "Presiding Bishop" 
be substituted for the words "his District Superintendent," was 
accepted and incorporated in the report. 

W. W. Barnes moved to amend the report by substituting in 
Paragraph 186, line twelve, the words "at least thirty daVs 
prior to" for the words "not later than." 

On motion of W. F. Burris, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

G. W. White moved to amend line seven of Paragraph 186 



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by striking out the word "etc." and inserting the word "or" 
before the word "rest," 

After discussion on motion of S. A. Bright, the previous ques- 
tion was ordered. 

The amendment was lost. 

C. M. Van Pelt moved to amend Paragraph 186 by striking 
out in line eleven, the words "Presiding Bishop" and inserting 
in that line after the word "to" the words "his District Super- 
intendent, or after the District Superintendent has given notice 
to the Bisho])," so that the sentence shall read, "This leave of 
absence may be granted by the Bishop on vote of the Annual 
Conference to which the Minister belongs, after said Minister 
has given written notice to his District Superintendent, or after 
the District Superintendent has given notice to the Bishop, not 
later than the first day of the session of the Annual Confer- 
ence, of his intention to request such leave of absence." 

W. J. Davidson moved to amend the amendment by provid- 
ing that the notice be given to both the District Superintend- 
ent and the presiding Bishop. 

On motion of G. H. Trever, the previous question was ordered 
on the entire report. 

The amendment offered by W. J. Davidson was lost. 

The amendment of C. M. Van Pelt was adopted. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. 

On a question of privilege. Bishop Wilson requested that the 
Board of Bishops be authorized to refer to the Committee on 
Judiciary a resolution passed by them on Saturday. 

The authority was granted. 

E. P. Eobertson, chairman of the Committee on Education, 
presented Eeport No. 1 of that committee. 

An amendment offered by R. J. Wade, to strike out the first 
paragraph of the report, was accepted by the chairman. 

Following discussion, on motion of R. A. Chase, the previous 
question was ordered. 

The report was adopted. 

E. G. Richardson, chairman of the Committee on Book Con- 
cern, presented Report No. 2 of that committee, and it was 
adopted. 

On motion of E. G. Richardson, Report No. 3 of the Com- 
mittee on Book Concern was made the Order of the Day for 



MAY 17 

Seven- 
teenth 

Day. 
Morning. 



Committee 
on Edu- 
cation, 
Report No. 1. 



Committee 

on Book 

Concern, 

Report No. 2. 



Order of 
the Day. 



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MAY 17 
Seven- 
teenth 
Dat. 
^ Morning. 
Committee 
on Sunday 
Schools, 
Report Xo. 2. 



Order of 
the Day 



Quartet. 



Wednesday morning. May ]9, following the report of Jxe 
Committee on Privileges. 

W. E. Carpenter, chairman of the Committee on Sunday 
Schools, presented Report No. 2 of that committee. 

An amendment by Edgar Blake was accepted by the chairman 
and incorporated in the printed report. 

The report was adopted. 

E. P. Robertson, for the Committee on Education, announced 
that consideration would be deferred on Report Xo. 2 of that 
committee. 

On a ruling by the presiding Bishop that the Chairman of 
a Standing Committee has no authority to defer consideration of 
a Report, E. P. Robertson secured consent of the Conference to 
place Report No. 2 of the Committee on Education first on the 
calendar to-morrow morning. 

On motion of H. W. Rogers, the reports of the Committee 
on Judiciary were classed as privileged, after the custom of 
previous General Conferences. 

On a question of privilege, H, S. Henschen, chairman of the 
Committee on Overhead Expense, repeated the request made 
several days ago, that any one having information for that com- 
mittee should submit it in writing. 

Announcements were made. 

Recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :45. 

The Hymn "Onward, Christian Soldiers" was sung. 

On invitation, a Deaconess Quartet rendered a selection and 
responded to an encore. , 

J. J. Moe, on a question of privilege for the Scandinavian 
Delegation, presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, It has come to our attention that Rev. Anton Bast received 
a cablegram from Copenhagen, saying that his beloved wife passed away 
Saturday morning, therefore, be it 

ReHolved, That this Conference express to Dr. Bast and his son, who 
is present at this Conference its profound sympathy, and we pray that 
God's sustaining grace and blessing may be with them in this darkened 
hour of their bereavement. Be it further 

Resolved, That Bishop John L. Nuelsen be asked to offer prayer at 
this solemn hour. 



I*rayer. 



Credentials 
Read. 



The Conference stood while Bishop Nuelsen offered prayer. 
G. P. Eckman, on a question of privilege, moved that the 
following credentials of the Rev. C. C. Alle}Tie, Fraternal Dele- 



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gate from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, be 

read, and he be introduced to the Conference. 

This was done. 

General Conference Rooms, A. M. E. Ziox Church 

Kiioxville, Teun. 15th May, 1920. 
To the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Session 
at Dcs Moines, loica. 
Honored Fathers and Brethren, Greetings : 

This is to certify that the bearer, the Rev. C. C. AUeyue, A.M., is 
duly accredited and commissioned by the Board of Bishops of the 
A. M. E. Zion Church to bear our fraternal greetings to you. 

The Rev. Mr. Alley ne is the editor of the A. M. E. Zion Quarterly 
Review, and is one of our ablest representatives ; and we ask for him a 
cordial and patient hearing. 

Praying God's richest blessings upon your success, 

Signed : George Wylie Clinton, 

Senior Bishop. 
Frederick M. Jacobs, 

General Secretary. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the third ballot 
for General Superintendent. (See Ballot.) 

Ernest G. Kichardson, having received the required number 
of votes, was declared elected. 

On motion of F. M. North, Bishop-elect Eichardson was es- 
corted to the platform by Bishop Wilson and D. G. Downey, 
presented to the Conference by the presiding Bishop, and invited 
to a seat with the Bishops. 

On motion of F. M. North, J. E. Holmes, first reserve of New 
York East Conference, was seated in place of Bishop-elect Rich- 
ardson. 

On questions of privilege, D. D. Forsyth and J. W. Van 
Cleve withdrew their names from further consideration in the 
balloting for General Superintendents. 

On motion of Frank Doran, the Conference proceeded to take 
the ballot for seven General Superintendents. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Bishops, nominated the Fifth Set of 
Tellers, who were elected and called forward. (See Tellers.) 

The ballot was taken, and the tellers retired in charge of 
assistant secretaries J. M. Arters and F. M. Willis. 

On a question of privilege, C. C. Hall moved that 0. H. Clark, 
of the Southern Illinois Conference, be invited to a seat on the 
platform. 

The invitation was extended. 

Under the Order of the Day, H. P. Davison, chairman of the 
League of Red Cross Societies of the World, was introduced 
and addressed the Conference. 



MAY 17 
Seven- 
teenth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Result 

of Third 

Ballot 

for BUbop3. 



Bishop-elect 
Richardson. 



J.E.Holmes 
Seated. 



D. D. 

Forsyth 
and J. W. 
Van Cleve 
Withdraw. 

Fourth 

Ballot 

for Bishops. 



O. H. Clark. 



Address by 
Henry P. 
Da\-i8on. 



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MAY 17 

SEVEN- 
TEENTH 

Day. 

Mornino- 
Apprecia- 
tion of 
Red Cross. 



W. H. Van Benschoten offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Whereas, From various parts of the world, and particularly from 
many sections of war-stricken Europe, there comes from thousands upon 
thousands of God's children and our brothers and sisters, the cry of "Help 
us or we die" ; and, 

Whereas, Tlie Red Cross is continuing its great work of the war time, 
and, so far as its resources and means will permit, is facing the fearful 
conditions which exist and is nobly responding to the call of the suffer- 
ing and the dying ; and 

Whereas, The Hon. Henry P. Davison, the head of the world Red 
Cross, has brought to us the heart-breaking message of need ; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That we, the representatives of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, assembled in General Conference in the city of Des Moines, State 
of Iowa, do hereby record our full and sincere indorsement of the great 
humanitarian and Christian purposes of the Red Cross and our highest 
recognition of its wide service of mercy and brotherly love to suffering 
humanity ; and that we do urge all people, and because of the repre- 
sentative character in which we are here assembled, do particularly urge 
the members and friends of our Church connection to generously support 
by effort and means, the far-reaching and merciful work of the Red 
Cross ; and that the government of the United States should take ap- 
propriate action to help meet the crisis as to human existence in portions 
of Europe ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we do hereby express to the Hon. Henry P. Davison 
our deep appreciation and sincere thanks for his bringing to us his heart- 
stirring message of the hour, and assure him of our prayers and Godspeed 
in his work for suffering mankind, to which he is so effectively devoting 
his high abilities. 



Special 
Committee. 



Afternoon 
Session. 



On a question of privilege, P. J. Maveety moved that J. B. 
Trimble, of the Northwest Iowa Conference, be invited to a 
seat on the platform. 

The invitation was extended. 

On motion of E. J. Lockwood, M. C. Wilcox for twenty-five 
years a missionary in China, was also invited to a seat on the 
platform. 

J. W. Van Cleve, on a question of privilege, moved that the 
part of Report No. 2 of the Committee on Education which 
makes an appeal for increased giving, with all requests of a 
similar nature pending in other committees, be referred to a 
Special Committee composed as follows : 

Three members each from the Committee on Foreign Mis- 
sions, Home Missions and Church Extension, Freedmen's Aid, 
Sunday Schools, American Bible Society, Deaconess Work, and 
Itinerancy; said members to be appointed by the chairmen of 
the several committees. 

It was so ordered. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, it was ordered that when we 
adjourn it be to meet at five o'clock this afternoon, to hear the 



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report of the tellers, and if necessary take another ballot for 

General Superintendents. 

J. B. Hingeley presented the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the privileges of the platform be granted for the An- 
niversary of the Board of Conference Claimants to retired ministers who 
may be in attendance, and that the platform ushers be requested to pro- 
vide and reserve fifty seats for this purpose, tickets for the seats to be 
secured in advance on application at the office of the Board of Con- 
ference Claimants in the Armory Exhibit, third floor of the Coliseum. 



MAY 17 

Seven- 
teenth 

Day. 
Morning. 



Conference 
Claimants' 
Anni- 
versary. 



J. B. Hingeley offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, Rule 40 requires that each committee shall consider all 
separate subjects referred to it, and in the last General Conference, 
committees presented many reports of nonconcurrence in individual 
memorials. 

Resolved, That the secretaries of the committees be requested to in- 
clude such reports of nonconcurrence in one final report, which shall 
state the number and character of memorials and the subject to which 
they refer. 



Reports 

of Non- 
concurrence 



Announcements were made. 
. Conference adjourned at 12 :30 p. m., with the Benediction 
by A. C, Millar, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MONDAY AFTEENOON, M\Y 17, 1920 

Conference convened at 5 :00 p. m.. Bishop McConnell pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 for a thousand tongues," was 
sung. 

Prayer was offered by the Eev. J. M. Springer. 

The Chautauqua Preachers Quartet sang and responded to 
an encore. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the fourth 
ballot for General Superintendents. (See Ballot.) 

There was no election. 

On questions of privilege, J. S. Hillman and Wallace Mac- 
Mullen withdrew their names from further consideration for 
the office. 

On motion of W. F. Burris, the Conference proceeded to take 
another ballot for seven General Superintendents. 

The Sixth Set of tellers was called forward, the ballot was 



MAY 17 

Seven- 
teenth 
Day. 
Afternoon. 

Devotions. 



Result 

of Fourth 

Ballot 

for Bishops. 



J. S. Hillman 
and W. Mac- 
Mullen 
Withdraw. 



Fifth Ballot 
for Bishops. 



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MAY 17 
Seven- 
teenth 
Day. 
Afternoon. 
Adjourn- 
ment. 



taken, and the tellers withdrew in charge of assistant secretaries 
M. E. Snyder and C. P. Dorsey. 

Announcements were made, and the Conference adjourned at 
5 :30 P. M., with the Benediction by Bishop J. W. Robinson. 



MAY 18 

Eigh- 
teenth 

Day. 
Morning. 

Devotions. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop Leete pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn beginning, "Majestic sweetness sits enthroned," 
was sung. 

The first Psalm was repeated in unison. 

Bishop Hughes offered prayer. 

A selection was rendered by the Chautauqua Preachers Quar- 
tet. 

Bishop Hughes gave the morning address on the theme "Re- 
ligious Habits,'' using 1 Cor. 16. 15 as a text. 

The Conference sang the Hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer." 

The Committee on Secretary's Record reported that the 
Journal of yesterday had been examined and found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, made the 
following announcements and recommendations, and the recom- 
mendations were approved : 

That G. M. King, of the Gulf Conference, be excused from further 
attendance after to-day'.s session. 

That F. A. McCarty, of the Illinois Conference, be excused for May 
18 and 19, and that W. D. Fairchild, third reserve, be seated in his place. 

That Mrs. E. Jennie McNeil of the Michigan Conference, be seated 
in the place of J. C. Coburn. 

That J. H. Gray, of the East Maine Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after the 20th, and that A. E. Luce, first reserve, be 
seated in his place. 

That W. H. Davenport (Kentucky), be seated in the place of E, R. 
Overley for May 19 and 20. 

That W. T. Arnold (North Indiana), be seated in place of Bishop-elect 
F. B. Fisher. 

That J. M. Mitchell (Southern Illinois), be excused for the rest of the 
Conference and that N. H. Moss be seated in his stead. 

That George W. Dixon (Rock River) has returned and taken his 



Result of 
Fifth Ballot 
for Bishops. 



Bishop-elect 
Burns. 



The result of the fifth ballot for General Superintendents 
was announced by the presiding Bishop. (See Ballot.) 

Charles W. Burns, having received the required number of 
votes, was declared elected. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, Bishop-elect Burns was escorted 



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353 



to the platform by his brother, G. B. Burns, Ministerial Dele- 
gate from the Philadelphia Conference, and Bishop Wilson, 
presented to the Conference by the presiding Bishop, and seated 
with the Bishops. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, M. P. Burns, first reserve of the 
Northern Minnesota delegation, was seated in the place of Bish- 
op-elect C. W. Burns. 

Mrs. Charles W. Burns was, on motion of J. B. Hingeley, 
invited to a seat on the platform beside her husband. 

On motion of Frank Doran, the Conference proceeded to 
take a ballot for six General Superintendents. 

On motion of J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, 
E. K. Overley, of the Kentucky delegation, was excused for 
May 18 and 19, and W. H. Davenport, first reserve, seated in 
his place. 

The First Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot for 
six General Superintendents was taken, and the tellers retired 
in charge of assistant secretaries J. M. Arters and F. M. Willis. 

The Secretary read the following telegram : 

1920, May 17, p. m., 3 :25 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1:40 p.m. 
The Methodist Episcopal Church: 

Secretary of the General Conference, Coliseum, Des Moines, 
Iowa : 

The Bishops, clergy, aud laymen of the Episcopal Church of the 
Diocese of Iowa, assembled iu their Aimual Diocesan Convention in 
Grace Church, Cedar Rapids, desire to send affectionate respectful greet- 
ings to the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, now 
holding their sessions in Des Moines. In doing so we thankfully recognize 
the splendid work which you have been permitted to accomplish for our 
common Lord. We are grateful not only for the splendid lead which you 
gave us in the recent enlarged endeavors to further the kingdom of God, 
but also for your generosity in placing at the disposal of the leaders of 
our own nation-wide campaign the whole machinery by which you at- 
tained so outstanding a success. We thank God for the spiritual unity, 
which grows day by day as we realize that unity of life, the life of Christ 
which we all sliare. We hope and pray for that more apparent unity 
which will fulfill our blessed Lord's prayer that they all may be one. 
Corporate unity presents great and difficult problems. It is not easy 
to heal the divisions of centuries. If we did not believe in the presence 
and power of the Holy Ghost in the church we would say that union 
is impossible, but believing increasingly in His presence and power, 
we may look for great spiritual miracles. What is needed for all His 
people is to let the Holy Spirit lead us into all truth and into the unity 
of the faith. We unite in prayer that the same Holy Spirit may guide 
all your deliberations, that in everything God may be glorified through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. t-, ^t n 

Felix H. Pickworth, 

Secretary. 

On motion of E. M. Mills, the Committee on Courtesies was 
instructed to form a fitting reply to the greetings of the Di- 
ocesan Convention. 



MAY 18 

Eigh- 
teenth 

Day. 
Morning. 



Mrs. C. W. 
Burns. 



Sixth Ballot 
for Bishops. 



Conunittee 

on 
Credentials 



Greetings 

from 

Protestant 

Episcopal 

Diocesan 

Convention. 



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MAY 18 
Eigh- 
teenth 
Dat. 

Aforning. 
Cablegram 

from 
Bulgaria. 



Greetings to 
E. E. Count. 



Death of 
C. S. 

Davison. 
Messages of 
Sympathy. 



Committee 

on 
Boundaries. 



Memorials 
Referred. 



Quad- 
rennial 
Report of 
Trustees. 



Memorial 
Referred. 



The Secretary read the following cablegram from the Bul- 
garia Mission Conference in session at Roustschuk, Bulgaria: 

Roustschuk, May 18, 1920. 
Methodist General Conference, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Brotherly greetings from Bulgaria Mission Conference. New Bul- 
garia looks to America as the leader of religious thought and life. Meth- 
odism especially fitted for solving religious and moral problems in our 
country. Wishing you God's blessing upon your deliberations. 

todoroff, 
Delcheff, 

District Superintendents, .. 
Cantschea, Secretary. 

F. M. North announced that E. E. Count, for many years 
Superintendent of the Bulgaria Mission, lies ill in the Methodist 
Hospital, Brooklyn, and moved that the greetings of the Con- 
ference be sent to Brother Count. 

The greetings were ordered sent. 

F. M. North announced the death of the Rev. Charles S. 
Davison of our Mission in Japan, and moved that a message 
of condolence and sympathy be sent to his family, and to his 
father J. C. Davison. 

It was ordered that the message be sent. 

A. G. Kynett presented the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the chairman and secretary of the Committee on 
Boundaries have authority to edit the final report of the committee, and 
shall be the final authority in any question as to what the action of the 
Committee on Boundaries has been. . r>. x- 

A. G. Kynett, 
Charles M. Boswell. 

On a question of privilege, W. W. King moved that certain 
memorials from India and the Philippines, concerning the es- 
tablishing of branches of the Book Concern, be recalled from the 
Committee on Book Concern and referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

It was so ordered. 

E. I. Antrim presented the quadrennial report of the Trus- 
tees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which was received 
without reading, and, on his motion, referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, an- 
nounced that the committee held a memorial from the North 
India Conference, asking for a reconciliation of Paragraphs 36 
and 423 of the Discipline, and, on his motion, the memorial 
was transferred from the Committee on Itinerancy to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 



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J, R. Levy offered a resolution coucerning the illegal use 
of drugs, which was referred to the Committee ou Temperance, 
Prohibition, and Public Morals. 

J. P. Jones offered a resolution on the Union of Churches of 
Foreign-Speaking Origin, which was referred to the Committee 
on Temporal Economy. 

On motion of W. F. Conner, the Conference resumed work 
under the calendar. 

On a question of privilege, Edgar Blake moved that Charles 
M. Charlton, of the Xew England Southern Conference, senior 
effective Chaplain in the United States Xavy, be presented to 
the Conference and invited to a seat on the platform. 

It was so ordered, and Chaplain Charlton was escorted to the 
platform and introduced by the presiding Bishop. 

On motion of Edgar Blake, Lieutenant A. J. Hayes, of the 
Maine Conference, a Chaplain of the Navy, was invited to a seat 
on the platform, and introduced to the Conference by the pre- 
siding Bishop. 

E. P. Robertson, chairman of the Committee on Education, 
requested that the consideration of Report No. 2 of that com- 
mittee, which was next on the calendar, be deferred until after 
the Committee ou Conference had acted upon it. 

The request was granted. 

On motion of H. W. Rogers, for the Committee on Judiciary, 
a communication from the Conference in Switzerland, which 
had been referred to that committee, was withdrawn, and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

H. W. Rogers presented successively Reports Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 
and 5 of the Committee on Judiciary, and they were adopted. 

J. W. Hoffman, chairman of the Committee on the State of 
the Church, presented Report No. 3 of that committee, and it 
was adopted. 

Titus Lowe, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Missions, 
presented successively Reports Nos. 1, 2, and 3 of that com- 
mittee. 

The reports were adopted and referred to the Committee on 
Boundaries, to be incorporated in its report. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, pre- 
sented Report No. 5 oC that committee. 

A proposed amendment by G. W. White, to insert in the fifth 



MAY 18 

ElQH- 



Morning. 
Illegal 
Use of 
Drugs. 
Foreign- 
Speaking 
Churches. 
Calendar. 



Introduc- 
tion of 
Chaplaina 
Charlton 

and 
Hayes. 



Communi- 
cation 
Referred. 



Committee 

on 
Judiciary, 

Reports 
Nos. 1, 2. 3, 

4, 5. 
Committee 

on State 

of Church, 

Report No. '6. 

Committee 

on Foreign 

Missions, 

Reports 
Nos. 1, 2, 3. 



Itinerancy, 
Report No, 5. 



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MAY 18 
Eigh- 
teenth 

Dat. 
Morning. 



Quartet. 



Annual 
Missions. 



Special 
Committee. 



line of Section 1, after the words, "Stewards' Meeting," the 
words, "or the Official Board," was accepted by the chairman. 

L. H. King moved to amend the report by inserting in line 
tliirteen, after the word, "tobacco," the words, "and strong 
drink." 

On motion of Frank Doran, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

On motion of J. L. Fort, the previous question was ordered. 

The report was adopted. 

Bishop Wilson, Secretary of the Board of Bishops, nominated 
the Committee of fifteen on Mexico, and the nominations were 
confirmed as follows: 

C. 0. Ford, Xew England; E. S. Tipple, Xew York; S. J. 
Clarksou, Genesee; J. F. Goucher, Baltimore; I. E. Miller, 
North-East Ohio; F. S. Wallace, Southern California; S. B. 
Campbell, Saint Louis; L. J. Price, Atlanta; J. L. Pollock, 
Upper Iowa; J. M. Mitchell, Southern Illinois: H. P. Bush, 
Detroit; Mrs. P. Y. D. Tomlinson, West Wisconsin; B. E. 
Breihau, Southern German; M. N. Smith, Southern California; 
F. B. Kemp, Columbia Eiver. 

Announcements were made. 

Eecess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :45. 

On invitation, the Chautauqua Preachers' Quartet rendered 
a selection and responded to an encore. 

On motion of F. H. Coman, Chairman of the Committee on 
Privileges, J. H. Scott, of the Delaware Conference, was invited 
to a seat on the platform. 

Pay Allen called up the following resolution, presented by 

him Saturday and printed in the Daily Advocate of yesterday, 

and it was adopted : 

Resolved, That Paragraph 207 of the Discipline, relating to duties 
of Bishops, be amended by inserting an additional section to read : "To 
organize such annual missions within his area as shall have been 
authorized by the General Conference." 

On recommendation of J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on 
Credentials, J. M. Mitchell, lay delegate from the Southern 
Illinois Conference, was excused after to-day's session, and N. H. 
Moss, first reserve, seated in his place. 

On a question of privilege C. C. Darnall moved that a Special 
Committee, cousistinw of three members from each of the Stand- 



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357 



ing Committees on State of the Church, Sunday Schools, Ep- 
worth League, and Temperance, Prohibition, and Pubhc Morals, 
be raised to consider a plan for promoting family worship. 

The motion prevailed. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, pre- 
sented Report No. 6 of that committee, and it was adopted. 

W. W. Martin, chairman of the Committee on Epworth 
League, presented Report No. 2 of that committee. 

J. M. Walker moved to amend Section 2 of the report, by 
striking out immediately after the word "possible,'' the words, 
"and to make whatever provision may be practicable for an 
offering, which shall be forwarded to the Central Office at 
Chicago, to be used in the extension of the Epworth League 
work." 

A motion by W. S. Chinn, to lay the amendment on the 
table, was lost. 

On motion of C. E, Vermilya, the previous question was 
ordered. 

The amendment was adopted. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. 

W. W. Martin presented consecutively Reports No. 3 and 4 
of the Committee on Epworth League, and they were adopted. 

W, W. Martin presented Report No. 5 of the Committee on 
Epworth League. 

C H. Bickley moved to amend Paragraph 2 by substituting 

for the words, "Department of World Evangelism," the words, 

"Treasurer of the Local Chapter," so that the paragraph shall 

read: 

2. That alterations or additions be made in the constitution of the 
Local Chapters of the Epworth League so as to make it the duty of the 
Treasurer of the Local Chapter to organize, etc. 



MAY 18 
Eigh- 
teenth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Committee 

on 
Itinerancy, 
Report No. 6. 
Committee 
on Epworth 

League, 
Report No. 2. 



Committee 
on Epworth 
League, 
Reports 
Nos. 3 and 4. 
Committee 
on Epworth 

League, 
Report No. 5. 



The amendment prevailed. 

E. P. Dennett moved to amend the report by striking out 
Section 1. 

After discussion, on motion of W. F. Burris, the previous 
question was ordered. 

A motion by A. J. Higgins, to lay the amendment on the 
table, was lost. 

The amendment was adopted by a count vote of 436 for and 
336 against. 



358 



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MAY IS 
Eigh- 
teenth 

Dat. 

Morning. 

Petition 

Withdrawn 

and 

Referred. 



Special 
Committee. 



Episcopacy, 

Reports 
Nos. 5, 7, 8. 

Committee 
on Epworth 

League, 
Report No. 5 
Recon- 
sidered. 



Result of 
Sixth Ballot 
for Bishops. 



Seventh 

Ballot 

for Bishops. 



.\fternoon 
Session. 



The report, as amended, was adopted. 

H. W. Eogers, for the Committee on Judiciary, requested that 
a petition by 5, D. Kohlstedt and others, regarding the exchange 
of English and Foreign-speaking pastors, which had been re- 
ferred to that committee, be withdrawn and referred to the 
Committee on Temporal Economy. 

It was so ordered. 

On motion of W. W. Martin, it was ordered that a Special 
Committee, consisting of three members from each of the Stand- 
ing Committees on Sunday Schools, Epworth League, and State 
of the Churcli, be appointed to consider the matter of recreation 
for young people. 

D. G. Downey, chairman of the Committee on Episcopacy, 
presented successively Reports Nos. 5, 7, and 8 of that com- 
mittee, and they were adopted. 

J. R. Edwards moved to reconsider Report No. 5 of the 
Committee on Epworth League, for the purpose of striking out 
Paragraph 3. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

On motion of J. R. Edwards, Paragraph 3 was stricken 
out. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. 

On motion of C. W. Flesher, the time was extended to hear 
the result of the ballot and to take another if necessary. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the sixth ballot 
for General Superintendents. (See Ballot.) 

There was no election. 

The Conference then proceeded to take another ballot for 
six General Superintendents. 

The Second Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries 
D. H. Rutter and M. W. Dogan. 

W. L. McDowell moved that when we adjourn it be to meet 
at 5 :00 o'clock this afternoon, to hear the report of the ballot, 
and if necessary take another. 

J. B. Hingeley moved to amend by making the hour 2 :30 p. m. 

Ray Allen moved as a substitute that the hour be fixed at 
7:45. 

On motion of C. C. Hall, the substitute was laid on the 
table. 



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359 



On motion of E. B. Evans, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

A proposed amendment by A, G. Kynett, fixing the time at 
5 :30, was accepted by W. L. McDowell. 

On motion of W. W. Lucas, the previous question was 
ordered. 

The motion fixing the time at 5 :30 p. m. prevailed. 

J. L. Fort offered a resolution concerning the inclusion of 
the Epworth League in the list of Boards which constitute the 
General Boards provided in the report of the Commission on 
Finance, and it was referred to the Committee on Temporal 
Economy. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :30 p. m., with the Benediction by 
M. P. Burns. 



MAY 18 
Eigh- 
teenth 
Day. 
Morning. 



Resolution 
Referred. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



TUESDAY AFTEENOON, MAY 18, 1920 

Pursuant to adjournment, Conference reconvened at 5 :30 
p. M., Bishop Leete presiding. 

The Hymn "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus" was sung. 

Prayer was offered by the Eev. A. E. Craig. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the seventh 
ballot for General Superintendents. (See Ballot.) 

Anton Bast, Edgar Blake, and George H. Bickley, having re- 
ceived the required number of votes, were declared elected. 

On motion of August Stromstedt, Bishop-elect Anton Bast 
was escorted to the platform by Bishops Burt and Nuelsen, 
presented to the Conference by the presiding Bishop, and seated 
with the Bishops. 

On motion of Adolphus Linfield, Bishop-elect Edgar Blake 
was escorted to the platform by Bisho])s Hughes and MeConnell, 
presented to the Conference by the presiding Bishop, and seated 
with the Bishops. 

On motion of Adolphus Linfield, A. L. Smith, first ministerial 
reserve of the New Hampshire Conference, was seated in the 
place of Bishop-elect Blake. 

On motion of C. M. Boswell, Bishop-elect George H. Bickley 
was escorted to the platform by Bishops Welch and Berry, pre- 
sented to the Conference, and seated with the Bishops. 



MAY 18 

ElGH- 



Aftemoon. 
Devotions. 



Result of 

Seventh 

Ballot 

for Bishops. 



Biahoji-elect 
Bast. 



Bishop-elect 
Blake. 



A. L. Smith 
Seated. 



Bishop-elect 
Bickley. 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 18 

ElQH- 
TKBNTH 

Day. 

Afternoon. 
John 

Thompson 

Withdraws. 
Wives 

of Bishops- 
elect. 
Eighth 
Ballot 

for Bishops. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



John Thompson, on a question of privilege, withdrew his 
name from further consideration for General Superintendent. 

On motion of J. W. Hancher, the wives of the Bishops who 
were elected to-day were invited to seats beside their husbands. 

On motion of D. G. Downe}^ the Conference proceeded to 
take a ballot for three General Superintendents. 

The Third Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries 
C. P. Dorsey and M. E. Snyder. 

Announcements were made. 

Confereme adjourned at 6:00 o'clock, with the Benediction 
by Bishop Hartzell. 



MAY 19 
Nine- 
teenth 

Day. 
Morning. 



WEDNESDAY MORXIXG, MAY 19, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop Cooke in the 
chair. 

The H3'mn beginning, '0 speak to me, that I may speak," 
was sung. 

Bishop Lewis offered prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Hail, thou once 
despised Jesus." 

Bishop Lewis used Matt. 17. 1-8 as the basis for his morning 
address on the subject of the Transfiguration. 

A selection was sung by the North Indiana Conference Quar- 
tet. 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, reported 
that the Journal of yesterday's sessions had been examined and 
found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, made the 
following recommendations and announcements, and the recom- 
mendations were approved : 

That A. W. Huckle (Michigan) be excused from further attendance 
after Thursday evening. 

That Frank .Tones (Missouri) have his leave of absence extended 
to Friday. May 21. 

That F. P. Sizer (Saint Louis) be excused, and Herbert Bruner be 
seated in his place. 

That F. A. Lundberg (Central Swedish) be excused after May 21, 
and that W. C. Bloomquist be seated in his place. 

That L. H. Murlin (New England) be excused from further attend- 
ance after May 24. 



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That E. S. Nail (Xorth-East Ohio) be excused from further attend- 
ance after Friday, May 21. 

That H. S. Henschen (Rock River) be excused after to-day, and 
that E. H. Forkel be seated iu his stead. 

That B. F. Myers (Dakota) be excused from further attendance after 
Thursday, and that W. T. McCounell be seated iu his place. 

ThatE. J. Hammond (Georgia) be excused from the morning ses- 
sion to-day, and that O. J. Carder be seated in his place 

That R. B. Hayes (Central Mi-ssouri) be excused from this noon until 
Friday morning. 

C. W. Neitz, of the Central Illinois Conference, has returned and taken 
his place. 



MAY 19 
Nine- 
teenth 

Day. 
Morning. 



J. W. Kinnear, on a question of privilege, requested consent 
to refer a memorial relating to a proposed change in the con- 
stitution of the Board of Foreign Missions to the Committee 
on Foreign Missions. 

Consent was given. 

D. G. Downey, on a question of privilege for the Denmark 
delegation, requested that George Bast be permitted to act as 
interpreter for the delegation. 

The request was granted. 

F. A. Hazeltine, on a question of privilege, asked common 
consent to refer a memorial regarding Puget Sound College to 
the Committee on Education. 

Consent was given. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the eighth bal- 
lot for General Superintendents. (See Ballot.) 

Frederick T. Keeney and H. Lester Smith, having received 
the required number of votes, were declared elected. 

On motion of W. E. Brown, Bishop-elect Frederick T. Keeney 
was escorted to the platform by Bishop Burt and W. E. Not- 
tingham, of the Central New York delegation, presented by the 
presiding Bishop, and seated with the Bishops. 

On motion of W. E. Brown, L. S. Boyd, first reserve, was 
seated in place of Bishop-elect Keeney. 

On motion of A. L. Parker, Bishop-elect H. Lester Smith was 
escorted to the platform by Bishop Henderson and George El- 
liott, of the Detroit delegation, presented by the presiding Bish- 
op, and seated with the Bishops. 

On motion of George Elliott, John Dystant, first reserve, was 
seated with the Detroit delegation in place of Bishop-elect 
Smith. 

On a question of privilege, J. E. Crowther withdrew his name 
from further consideration for General Superintendent. 



Memorial 
Referred. 



Interpreter. 



Memorial 
Referred. 



Result of 

Eighth 

Ballot for 

Bishops. 



Bishoi>-elect 
Keeney. 



Bishop-elect 
Smith. 



John 

Dystant 
Seated. 



J. E. 
Crowther 
Withdraws. 



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MAY 19 

Nixt>- 

TEENTH 

Day. 

Morning. 

Resolution of 

Sympathy. 



Resolution 
Referred. 



Anniversary 
of Land- 
ing of 
Mayflower. 



Letter from 
J. R. Day. 



E. A. White offered the following, which was adopted : 
Dr. E. W. S. Haminond, who, forty years ago in the General Con- 
ference at Cincinnati, charmed that body with hi.s elociuenoe and oratory 
upon the need of a Negro bishop, passed to his tinal reward Sunday 
night a week ago. He had been a minister with us for fifty years ; once 
an editor of tiie Southwestern Christian xVdvocate ; several times a mem- 
ber of this body ; a professor, a writer, an orator, a preacher. I wish to 
move, if it meets the pleasure of this Conference, that we here record 
these facts and send to his widow and children at Indianapolis our 
sympathy. 

N. K. Mukerji offered a resolution asking that natives of 
India be el'gible to appointment as missionaries, and it was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Foreign Missions, 

George Elliott presented the following, which was adopted: 

This vear makes the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the 
MavHower at Plymouth Rock. The coming of the Pilgrims to America 
was* part of a movement so significant to the history of modern institu- 
tions and times that the facts concerning it should be made known to 
the widest possible circle. In a very true and profound sense the May- 
flower carried with her the moral destinies of the world. These Pil- 
grims were the pioneers of civil and religious liberty. They are heralds 
of a faith which, te.sted by the heroic men it has produced and the 
heroic works it has wrought, challenges comparison Avith any faith by 
which men have been molded and inspired. Their confidence in the re- 
vealed word of God. their zeal for religious liberty, their faith in popular 
government and popular education, and their sense of their obligations 
to men as well as to God, are among the great and high qualities and solid 
virtues for which these men made their sacrifices. 

To recover the sense of the value of these principles, to emphasize 
the spiritual significance of the coming of the Pilgrims, to make the 
spirit of the Pilgrims the basis of an appeal to heroism, consecration, 
and the spirit of sacrifice, which is so necessary if we are to meet the new 
and pressing problems of to-day, there has been instituted an organiza- 
tion known as the American Mayflower Council. 

Fitting preparations are afoot also in England. Holland, and France, 
for a celebration that shall be worthy of the Pilgrims' deeds. 

The American Mayflower Council is a general organization and has 
offered its good services in coordinating the program and proposals of 
the various committees and commissions that are planning to observe 
the Tercentenary year, and seeks the cooperation of Christian people 
in making the anniversary memorable. 

This General Conference responds heartily to the suggestions of the 
Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America that we cooperate in 
this celebration of one of the great epochs in human history. 

We ask that the Board of Bishops and the Connectional Boards of the 
Church, especially the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension 
and the Board of Sunday Schools, shall bring this subject to the at- 
tention of all our churches and schools and furnish plans for worthy 
recognition of this historic event. 

We suggest the period beginning with Thanksgiving Day. November 
25, and ending with Forefathers' Day, December 20. as a suitable time 
in which our pastors and churches .shall make u.se of the inspiring 
memories to reinforce the lessons of piety and patriotism. 

The Secretary read the following letter from Chancellor J. E. 
Day in reply to the greetings of the Conference : 

May 15, 1920. 
Rev. Edmund if. Mills, Secretary Methodist Episcopal General Confer- 
ence, Dcs Moines, loica. 
My Dear Dr. Mills: 

The General Conference has done me great honor in taking even a 
moment of its crowded time to send me greetings, unexpected, and I fear 



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scarcely merited. It is sixteen years since I was given by a General 
Conference a full measurement of the marvelous heart of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. I did not need it to test my loyalty, but it never 
can be effaced so long as my memory retains any experience of my life 
here or hereafter. 

It is a keen disappointment that I am denied the privilege of attend- 
ing this great Conference, but I have too much faith in the lesson of 
Jonah to disobey so plain a voice of duty as commanded me to remain 
here at my work. My disappointment is increased by the great things 
being done by the Conference, reported to me by the Advocates and let- 
ters from my friends. Some of these things I wanted to see done four 
years ago. Our glorious Church is marching on, and so is our glorious 
country. 

With profound respect, (Signed) James R. Day. 

Secretary Mills also read the following telegram : 

Boston, Mass. 
The Indian Christian students in America send their most sincere 
thanks to the chair and the delegates for giving India the long-desired 
general superintendency. We hope and will try to make the best use of it. 

James Arlikatti, 

Chairtnan. 

On motion of C. P. Colegrove, on a question of privilege, Pro- 
fessor John W. Bissell was invited to a seat on the platform. 

The Secretary read a resolution from the Nebraska Confer- 
ence Woman's Home Missionary Society, which, on his motion, 
was referred to the Committee on Home Missions and Church 
Extension. 

Secretary E. M. Mills nominated L. S. Boyd, of the Central 
New York Conference, as an assistant secretary, and the nomina- 
tion was confirmed. 

E. D. Kohlstedt, chairman of the Committee on Book Con- 
cern, presented Eeport No. 3 of that committee, and spoke to the 
report. 

Pending further consideration, the Conference proceeded to 
ballot for one General Superintendent. 

The Fourth Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries 
G. B. Cliff and C. B. Sylvester. 

Announcements were made. 

Recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :40. 

On invitation, the North Indiana Conference Quartet sang 
and responded to an encore. 

Consideration of Eeport No. 3 of the Committee on Book 
Concern was resumed. 

I. B. Schreckenga l called attention to verbal inaccuracies 
in the printed report, which were corrected. 



MAY 19 

NlNE- 



Telegram 
of Thanka. 



Professor 
J. W. Bissell. 



Resolution 
Referred. 



Assistant 
Secretary. 



Committee 

on Book 

Concern, 

Report No. 3. 



Ninth 
Ballot for 
Bishop. 



Quartet. 



Consid- 
eration 
Resumed. 



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MAY 10 

Nine- 
teenth 

Day. 
Morning. 

Result of 
Ninth Ballot 
for Bishopa. 



Bishop-elect 
Mead. 



F. R. 

HoUenback 
Seated. 



First 

Ballot for 

Negroes 

as Bishops. 



Considera- 



Time 
Extended. 



Trans- 
portation. 



Time for 
final Ad- 
journment. 



Marvin Cam])bell presented the minority report, moved its 
substitution for the majority report, and spoke to the motion. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the ninth ballot 
for General Superintendents, (See Ballot.) 

Charles L. Mead, having received the required number of 
votes, was declared elected. 

On motion of D. D. Forsyth, Bishop-elect Charles L. Mead 
was escorted to the platform by Bishops McConnell and Ander- 
son, presented to the Conference, and seated with the Bishops. 

On motion of D. D. Forsyth, F. R. HoUenback, first reserve, 
was seated in the place of Bishop-elect Mead, in the Colorado 
Conference delegation. 

On motion of W. AV. Lucas, the Conference proceeded to the 
election of two General Superintendents as provided for in 
Group 3, Eeport No. 2 of the Committee on Temporal Economy. 

The Fifth Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken for two Negroes as General Superintendents, and the 
tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries D. H. Rutter and 
M. W. Dogan. 

Consideration of the minority report of Report No. 3 of 
Committee on Book Concern was resumed. 

A motion by W. F. Burris, that the previous question be 
ordered, was lost. 

After further discussion, on motion of J. E. Gettys, the 
previous question was ordered. 

On motion of J. G. Wilson, the minority report was laid on the 
table. 

The majority report was adopted. 

On motion of -. M. Mills, the time was extended to hear 
thi result of the ballot for Negroes as General Superintendents, 
and if necessary take another. 

E. S. Tipple, on a question of privilege, read communications 
regarding the validating of railroad tickets and arrangements 
for the return of the delegates to their homes. 

J. B. Hingeley offered a resolution fixing Wednesday, May 26, 
1920, at 2 r. m., as the hour of final adjournment of the Con- 
ference. 

A. G. Kynett moved to substitute Thursday, May 27, at 12 :30. 

After discussion, the previous question was ordered, on motion 
of W. L. McDowell. 



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The substitute prevailed. 

The amended resolution was adopted as follows : 

Resolved, That the date of final adjournment of this General Con- 
ference be fixed for Thursday, May 27, 1920, and that the final roll 
be called at 12 :30 p. M., on that day. 

Resolved. That the treasurer of the General Conference, the Bureau 
of Transportation, and the Committee on the Entertainment of the 
General Conference be directed to make arrangements accordingly. 

On a question of privilege, Titus Lowe, chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions, requested that the committee be per- 
mitted to withdraw Reports Nos. 4 and 6 for corrections and 
emendations, with the provision that they retain their place on 
the calendar. 

The permission was granted. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the ballot for 
Negroes as General Superintendents. (See Ballot.) 

Robert E. Jones, having received the required number of 
votes, was declared elected. 

On motion of R. B. McRary, Bishop-elect Robert E. Jones 
was escorted to the platform by Bishops Thirkield and McDowell, 
presented to the Conference, and seated with the Bishops. 

On motion of R. B. McRary, H. L, Ashe, second reserve, was 
seated in the North Carolina delegation, in the place of Bishop- 
elect Jones. 

E. A. White and J. C. Sherrill, on questions of privilege, with- 
drew their names from further consideration on the ballot. 

The Conference proceeded to ballot for one Negro General 
Superintendent. 

J. E. Kundert was substituted for J. C. Craig on the Sixth 
Set of Tellers. 

The Sixth Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries 
M. E. Snyder and C. P. Dorsey. 

At the request of Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, 
J. E. Holmes was substituted for W. W. T. Duncan on the Com- 
mittee on Hospitals and Homes. 

A. G. Kynett moved that if another ballot for Negro General 
Superintendents be necessary, it be taken at nine o'clock to-mor- 
row morning. 

On motion of Titus Lowe, the motion was laid on the table. 

G. M. Spurlock, on a question of privilege for the Committee 
on Rules, requested that the Committee be permitted to print 



MAY 1 

NlNE- 



Moming. 



Reports 
Temporarily 
Withdrawn. 



Result 

of First 

Ballot for 

Negroes as 

Bishops. 



Bishop-elect 
Jones. 



H. L. Ashe 
Seated. 



E. A. White 

and 

J. C. Sherrill 

Withdraw. 

Second 

Ballot for 

Negroes 

as Bishops. 



Change in 
Committee. 



Printing of 

Amended 

Rules. 



M liming. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



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the amended rules in the Daily Advocate instead of in pamphlet 
form, as instructed. 

The permission was granted. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 1.10 p. m., with Benediction by 
Bishop Cooke. 



MAY 1 

NlNE- 



Devotions. 

Result of 
Second 
Ballot for 
Negroes as 
Bishops. 

Third 
Ballot for 
Negroes as 



WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 19, 1920 

Conference reconvened at 8 :00 p. m., Bishop Cooke pre- 
siding. 

The Aeolian Ladies Quartet rendered a selection. 

G. P. Mains offered prayer. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the second 
ballot for Negro General Superintendents. (See Ballot.) 

There was no election. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, the Conference proceeded to 
ballot for one Negro General Superintendent. 

The First Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries 
J. M. Arters and F. M. Willis. 

The Conference session resolved itself into the Anniversary 
of the Board of Conference Claimants. 

The following telegram was read by J. B. Hingeley : 

Saint Paul, Minn., May 18. 1920. 
Rev. J. B. Hingeley, General Conference, Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Deeply regret that my illness keeps me away from the Conference 
Claimants' meeting. No cause lies more closely to my heart. All our 
Methodist people thank God that the Veterans of the Cause are 
coming to recognition of their great worth. The Church which does not 
care for its retired Ministers is unworthy of the Christian name. I pray 
God's richest blessings on the dear Veterans who have made our Church 
what it is to-day. 

Charles Bayard Mitchell. 

The following program was then carried out: 

PROGRAM 

Quartet Aeolian Ladies Quartet 

Address The Rev. Joseph B. Hingeley, D.D., 

Corresponding Secretary, Chicago 

Solo Miss Elizabeth Shipley 

Address Bishop Luther B. Wilson, D D.. LL.D., New York 

Quartet Male Quartet 

Address Bishop William A. Quayle, D.D., LL.D., Saint Louis 

Hymn : 

Faith of our fathers ! living still 

In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword ; 
O how our hearts beat high with joy 

Whene'er we hear that glorious word ! 
Faith of our fatliers ! holy faith ! 
We will be true to thee till death ! 



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Faith of our fathers ! we will love MAY 19 

Both frieud and foe in all our strife ; Ninb- 

And preach thee, too, as love knows how, teenth 

By kindly words and virtuous life ; Day. 

Faith of our fathers I holy faith ! Evening. 

We will be true to thee till death ! 
Benediction The Rev. C. A. Tindley 



THUESDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Thirkield pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn "Joy to the World" was sung. 

The Chautauqua Preachers Quartet rendered a selection. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Fairest Lord 
Jesus ! Euler of all nature !" 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Quayle. 

The Quartet sang another selection. 

Bishop Quayle delivered the morning address, using as a 
text Eev. 22. 3, "And his servants shall serve him." 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Eecord, reported 
that the Journal of yesterday's sessions had been examined and 
found correct. 

The Journal was approved. - 

F. A. Hazeltine, Secretary of the Committee on Credentials, 
presented the following report, which was adopted : 

That R. F. Hopwood and S. M. Smith, of Pittsburgh Conference, be 
excused from attendance upon the Conference from Friday, May 21, and 
W. A. Arnold be seated in place of Mr. Hopwood. 

That Joshua Stansfield, of Oregon Conference, be excused from further 
attendance after May 24, and that C. T. Wilson be seated in his place. 

That M. W. Holt, of Northern New York Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after May 22. 

That G. F. Carpenter, of the Des Moines Conference, be excused for 
May 21 and 22, and that A. V. Proudfoot be seated in his place. 

That W. D. Hawkins, of Tennessee Conference, be excused after the 
24th. 

That G. R. Grose, of the North Indiana Conference, be excused for 
Thursday, and that D. H. Guild be seated in his place. 

That B. A. Walker, of Erie Conference, be excused from further at- 
tendance, and that S. W. McDowell be seated in his stead. 

That John Embry, of Oklahoma Conference, be excused fi'om further 
attendance. 

That J. R. Levy, of South Carolina Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after May 21, and G. K. Adams be seated in his 
place. 

That W. C. Better be seated in place of E. R. Burkholder, of Southern 
Kansas Conference. 

That John Watchorn, third reserve of the Philadelphia Conference, 
be seated in place of Bishop-elect G. H. Bickley. 

That C. H. Neff, of North Indiana Conference, be seated. 

That C. F. Anderson, of West Virginia Conference, be seated in place 
of W. C. Hartinger this morning. 

That R. B. Nay, of West Virginia Conference, be seated in place of 
Peter SUmau on Friday. 



MAY 20 

Twentieth 

Day. 

Morning. 



Journal. 



Conunittee 

on 
Credentiala. 



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MAY 20 

Twentieth 

Day. 

Morning. 

Rev. 
John Lee. 

Order of 
the Day. 



Resolution 
Referred. 



Result of 

Third 
Ballot for 
Negroes as 
Bishops. 



Bishop-elect 
Clair. 



E. S. 
Williams 
Seated. 



Singing by 

Negro 
Delegates. 



Order of 
the Day. 



On a question of privilege, F. H. Coman, for the Committee 
on Privileges, requested that the Key. John Lee, of Chicago, be 
invited to a seat on the platform. 

The invitation was extended. 

C. A. Pollack, on a question of privilege, moved that Report 
No. 1 of the Committee on Temperance, Prohibition and Public 
Morals be made the Order of the Day for to-morrow morning 
immediately after the approval of the Journal. 

A motion by Titus Lowe, that the report take its regular 
place on the calendar, was laid on the table. 

The motion of C. A. Pollock prevailed. 

On motion of W. J. Davidson, on a question of privilege, a 
resolution which he offered, relating to the continuation of en- 
rollment for life service, was referred without reading to the 
Special Committee on Financial Assistance for Life Service 
Candidates. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the third ballot 
for Negro General Superintendents. 

Matthew W. Clair, having received the required number of 
votes, was declared elected. 

On motion of E. C. Lyon, Bishop-elect Clair was escorted to 
the platform by Bishops McDowell and Bristol, presented to the 
Conference, and seated with the Bishops. 

On motion of E. C. Lyon, E. S. Williams, first reserve, was 
seated in the place of Bishop-elect Clair in the Washington Con- 
ference delegation. 

On motion of A. L. Parker, the Negro Delegates under the 
leadership of W. S. Chinn were requested to sing, "Beloved, Now 
are We the Sons of God." 

They sang that Hymn and also the Hymn, "Lord, I Want to 
be a Christian," the entire Conference joining in the latter. 

J. W. Hoffman, chairman of the Committee on the State of 
the Church, moved that Report No. 6 of that committee be 
made the Order of the Day immediately after recess this morn- 
ing. 

After discussion, on motion of Robert Watt, the previous ques- 
tion was ordered. 

The motion was lost. 

On a question of privilege, F. C. Dunn presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was adopted : 



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Whereas, This General Conference has felt deeply and still feels the 
inspiration of the searching question raised by the address of the Bish- 
ops at its opening, namely, "What is our chief business at this Con- 
ference?" and, 

Whereas, It is not less important that as we go home to carry the 
influence of these days for the Church throughout the world, we should 
go with a clear vision of duty and strong purpose to perform it; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That we respectfully request the Bishops to select from 
their number one who in the closing session of this body shall review 
the work of these days and lift before us the objectives which should 
make the next quadrennium worthy of that through which, by God's 
grace, we have come with such substantial success. 

James R. Joy, 
Frank C. Dunn. 



MAY 20 

Twentieth 

Day. 

Morning. 



A. G. Kynett, for the Committee on Boundaries, moved, on 
a question of privilege, that a certain resolution proposing a 
change in Paragraph 496 of the Discipline be received and 
printed in the Daily Advocate, 

It was so ordered. 

On motion of Secretary Mills, the Conference proceeded to 
ballot for three Publishing Agents. 

The Second Set of Tellers was called forward, and the Secre- 
tary read the rules governing the election. 

The following nominations were made: Eay Allen, A. J. 
Benjamin, W. F. Burris, E. H. Cherrington, W. T. Cherry, E. E. 
Graham, W. C. Hansen, S. J. Herben, R. H. Hughes, H. L. 
Jacobs, T. E. Newland, J. H. Race, Herbert Scott, John Thomp- 
son, C. M. Van Pelt, Daniel Westfall. 

On a question of privilege, C. M. Van Pelt withdrew his 
name. 

The ballot was taken, and the tellers retired in charge of 
assistant secretaries M. E. Snyder and F. M. Willis. 

Edward Smith, on a question of privilege, moved that a reso- 
lution concerning Boundaries in Montana, which he held, be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Boundaries. 

It was so referred. 

On motion of F. A. Arter, the Conference proceeded to the 
election of Corresponding Secretaries. 

On motion of H. T. Ames, the Secretary was instructed to 
read the nominations in the order prescribed on the ballot. 

The nominations for the various secretaryships were read by 
the Secretary as follows : 

Board of Foreign Missions: C. M. Charlton, F. M. North, 
S. Earl Taylor. 



Reaolution 
Received. 



First 

Ballot for 

Publishing 

Agents. 



C. M. 

Van Pelt 

Withdraws. 



Resolution 
Referred. 



First 
Ballot for 
Secretary- 
ships. 



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MAY 20 

Twentieth 

Day. 

M ornino- 



C. M. 

Bosweli, 
G. G. Vogel, 

and 

B. H. Wilson 

Withdraw. 

J. F. Knotta 

Withdraws. 

M. S. 

Davage, 

R. B. 
McRary, 

J. B. 
Randolph 
Withdraw. 

Time 
Extended. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Chaplain 

Scott 

Introduced. 



Bishop 

Chown 

Introduced. 



C. H. Tobiaa 
Introduced. 



Board of Home Missions and Church Exiension: C. M. Bos- 
well, D. D. Forsyth, G. G. Vogel, B. H. Wilson. 

Board of Educaiion: J. W. Haueher, A. W. Harris. 

Board of Sunday Schools: J. C. Baker, W. S. Bovard, W. D. 
Cole, W. J. Davidson, J. F. Knotts, L. H. Hough, I. B. Schreck- 
engast. 

Board of Conference Claimants: J. B. Hingeley. 

Epicorth League: C. E. Guthrie, A. Eay Moore. 

Freedmen's Aid Society: 0. W. Auman, J. W. E. Bowen, 
E. A. Chase, M. S. Davage, A. J. Higgins, P. J. Maveety, Archi- 
bald Moore, R. B. McEary, J. B. Randolph, I. Garland Penn, 
Albert E. Smith. 

On questions of privilege, the following nominees withdrew 
their names: C. M. Bosweli, G. G. Vogel, B. H. AVilson, for 
Board of Home Missions and Church Extension ; J. F, Knotts, 
for Board of Sunday Schools; M. S. Davage, E. B. McEary, J. B. 
Eandolph, for Freedmen's Aid Society. 

Time was extended to take the ballot before recess. 

The ballot was taken, and the tellers withdrew in charge of 
assistant secretaries M. W. Dogan and D. H. Eutter. 

Eecess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:50. 

The Hymn beginning, "Love divine, all loves excelling," was 
sung. 

On recommendation of J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on 
Credentials, H. P. Bush, of the Detroit Conference, and H. H. 
Fleming, of the New York Conference, were excused from 
further attendance after to-day. 

On a question of privilege, E. A. White moved that Chaplain 
0. W. Scott, of the United States Army, be introduced and in- 
vited to a seat on the platform. 

This was done. 

On a question of privilege, G. P. Eckman, for the Committee 
on Courtesies, presented Bishop S. J. Chown of the Methodist 
Church of Canada, and the presiding Bishop introduced him to 
the Conference. 

Bishop Chown briefly addressed the Conference. 

G. P. Eckman introduced to the Conference the Eev. Chan- 
ning H. Tobias, D.D., Fraternal Delegate from the Colored 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 



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W. W. Martin, chairman, on a question of privilege, requested 
permission to withdraw, for verbal corrections, Keport No. 8 of 
the Committee on Epworth League, the report to retain its place 
on the calendar. 

Permission was granted. 

Eolla V. Watt, chairman of the Committee on Temporal 
Economy, requested permission to have Eeport No. 6 of that 
committee withdrawn for revision and reprinting without los- 
ing its standing on the calendar. 

The privilege was granted. 

Eolla V. Watt presented Eeport No. 3 of the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

W. M. Short moved to amend by adding, between paragraphs 

four and five of the report, the following paragraph : 

Provided that in the localities where the Methodist Episcopal Church 
and other Protestant Churches are each maintaining local organizations, 
the Quarterly Conference of any church may, with the consent of two 
thirds of the membership of such charge voting in such manner as 
said Quarterly Conference may direct, and the concurrence of two 
thirds of the membership of such Quarterly Conference, federate or 
unite such local charge with another Protestant church in the same 
locality ; and, in consummating such federation or union, may authorize 
and direct the trustees of such charge to sell, convey, or otherwise trans- 
fer the property of such charge, or the proceeds thereof, to such feder- 
ated or united organization upon such terms and restrictions as said 
Quarterly Conference may deem best. And such sale, conveyance, or 
transfer of said property shall not constitute an abandonment of the 
same or a violation of the provisions under any section of this chapter. 
And such property or the proceeds of the sale of the same shall not 
be subject to the order or control of the Annual Conference within whose 
bounds the same may be situated. 

A motion by W. L. McDowell, that the motion be referred 
to the Committee on Temporal Economy for an early report, was 
lost. 

On motion of Frank Doran, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

Eay Allen offered the following amendment: 

Add as the fifth paragraph the words, "in any State or Territory 
where any provision of this paragraph may not be in accord with the 
laws thereof, such provision shall be inoperative." 

The amendment was lost. 

C. M. Van Pelt moved to amend by inserting in line two of 
paragraph three of the report, after the word, "or/' the words, 
"the disposition of the proceeds of the sale." 

A proposed amendment by F. M. North, inserting the words, 
"in the United States," after the word, "society," in the first line 
of the second paragraph, was accepted by the chairman. 



MAY 20 
Twentieth 
Day. 
Morning. 
Reports 
Withdrawn 

for 
Correction. 



Committee 
on Temporal 

Economy, 
Report No. 3. 



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MAY 20 

Twentieth 

D.vr. 

Afornino. 



Early 
Adjourn- 
ment of 
Morning 



Committee 
on TempwraJ 

Economy, 
Report No. 4. 



Committee 
on Ameri- 
can Bible 

Society, 
Report No. 1. 



Change in 
Committee. 



On motion of F. A. Arter, Eay Allen was granted the privilege 
of the floor to speak on the amendment which he had proposed 
and which had not been adopted. 

On motion of J. I. Bartholomew, the previous question was 
ordered. 

The amendment of C. M. Van Pelt was adopted. 

A proposed amendment by W. H. Van Benschoten, covering 
in different form the proposed amendment by Eay Allen, was 
accepted by the chairman and incorporated in the report. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, J. B. Hingeley moved that the 
Conference adjourn at an early hour this morning, and that the 
delegates from the contributing Conferences to the various Ad- 
vocates meet together to nominate editors. 

It was so ordered, and J. B. Hingeley, upon request, desig- 
nated the places of meeting. 

Rolla V, Watt presented Eeport Xo. 4 of the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

M. S. Daniels moved to amend by adding the following : 

Be it further Resolved, That the Committee on Judiciary be requested 
to devise, if possible, some plan whereby, should it appear that the in- 
terests of the Methodist Episcopal Church or its membership may be- 
come jeopardized by a noncompliance with this recommendation, steps 
for intervention may be taken on behalf of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church and for its membership. 

On motion of S. A. Bright, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

The report was adopted. 

L. C. Wright, chairman of the Committee on American Bible 
Society, presented Eeport No. 1 of that committee. 

E. P. Dennett moved that the report be adopted as printed. 

F. E. Bayley moved that the portion of the report declaring 
that 'T.arger apportionment for the work should be made if 
available" be referred to the Special Committee ordered Monday 
under a motion of J. W. Van Cleve. 

On motion of E. S. Tipple, the motion to refer was laid on the 
table. 

The report was adopted. 

On nomination of Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, 
G. W. Dixon was substituted for H. S. Henschen on the Com- 
mittee on Overhead Expense. 

On a question of privilege. Bishop-elect E. E. Jones .presented 



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the presiding Bishop with a gavel of ivory and ebony brought 
to this country by Bishop Camphor on his last trip from Africa. 

Bishop Thirkield accepted the gavel with appropriate words. 

On a question of privilege, J. B. Hingeley was granted per- 
mission to refer a memorial without reading to the Committee 
on Sunday Schools. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, it was ordered that to-morrow. 
May 2], be the last day for filing the Journals of the Annual 
and Mission Conferences, and that those not filed by noon on that 
day shall be reported as "unexamined." 

On motion of V. F. Brown, time was extended to hear the 
report of the ballot and take another if necessary. 

E. E. Higley conveyed an invitation from the Chamber of 
Commerce to be its guests on a sight-seeing trip Monday after- 
noon, and moved that no business session be called for Monday 
from 2 :00 to 5 :00 p. m. 

D. G. Downey moved to amend by expressing our sincere ap- 
preciation of the invitation, but declining with regret because 
the rush of business will undoubtedly compel the Conference 
to hold an afternoon session Monday. 

Frank Doran moved to amend the amendment by accepting 
the invitation and ordering business session from 4 :00 to 5 :00 
p. M., Monday. 

On motion of Titus Lowe, the amendment of Frank Doran 
was laid on the table. 

The amendment of D. G. Downey prevailed. 

The motion, as amended, prevailed. 

The Secretary announced that the tellers were not yet ready 
to report the ballot. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, it was ordered that when we 
adjourn it be to meet at 5:30 p.m., to hear the report of the 
ballot and take such other ballot as may be necessary. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 1 :05 p. m., with the Benediction 
by Bishop-elect Jones. 



MAY 20 

Twentieth 

Day. 

Morning. 

Gavel 
Presented. 
Memorial 
Referred. 



Last Day 
for Filing 
Annual 
Conference 
Journals. 



Time 
Extended. 



Invitation 
to View 



;ity ( 
Moi 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 20, 1920 may 20 , 

Twentieth 

Pursuant to adjournment, Conference reconvened at 5 :30 Afternoon. 



p. m.. Bishop Tliirkield presiding. 



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MAY 20 
Twentieth 

Day. 
A/Urnoon. 
Devotions. 
Coturuuni- 

catioQ 
Referred. 



Committee 

Excused 

from 

Reporting. 



Result 

of First 
Ballot for 
Publishing 

Agents. 



Result 

of First 

Ballot for 

Secretaries. 



J. W. E. 

Bowen 

Withdraws. 



Second 
Ballot for 
Publishing 

Agents. 
Candidates 
Withdraw. 



The Hymu begiuiiing, "I love to tell the story/' was sung. 

The Lord's Prayer was repeated in concert. 

A request by Bishop Wilson, that the Board of Bishops be 
permitted to refer to the Committee on Foreign Missions a 
certain communication concerning changes in the Discipline 
affecting Foreign Fields, was granted. 

H. W. Eogers, on a question of privilege, stated that the 
Bishops had come to agreement on a question which was re- 
ferred the other day to the Committee on Judiciary, relating 
to the consecration of Bishops, and that the members of the 
committee approved the decision ; he therefore moved that the 
committee be discharged from making a report on the question. 

It was so ordered. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the first 
ballot for Publishing Agents. (See Ballot.) 

J. H, Eace and E. R. Graham, having receiving the majority 
of the votes cast, were declared elected. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the first ballot 
for Secretaries. (See Ballot.) 

The following, having received a majority of the votes cast, 
were declared elected : 

Secretaries of the Board of Foreign Missions: F. M. North, 
S. Earl Taylor. 

Secretary of the Board of Home Missions and Church Ex- 
tension: D. D. Forsyth. 

Secretary of the Board of Education: A. W. Harris. 

Secretary of the Board of Sunday Schools: W. S. Bovard. 

Secretary of the Board of Conference Claimants: J. B. 
Hingeley. 

General Secretary of the Epworth League: C. E. Guthrie. 

Secretaries of the Freedmen's Aid Society: I. Garland Penn, 
P. J. Maveety. 

On a question of privilege for J. W. E. Bowen, who has not 
the rights of the floor, G. H. Trever stated that Brother Bowen 
had been nominated for Corresponding Secretary of the Freed- 
men's Aid Society without his knowledge, and that he was not 
a candidate. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, the Conference proceeded to 
ballot for one Publishing Agent. 

On questions of privilege, John Thompson, E. H. Cherring- 



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ton, Daniel Westfall, and W. F. Burris withdrew their names 
from the list of candidates. 

The Fourth Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers withdrew in charge of assistant secretaries 
G. B. Cliff and C. B. Sylvester. 

On a question of privilege, E. M. Antrim, for the Committee 
on Book Concern, asked permission to withdraw Eeport Xo. -i 
of that committee, for slight correction and reprinting, without 
having the report lose its standing on the calendar. 

Permission was granted. 

On motion of W. F. Burris at 6 o'clock p. m., the Conference 
adjourned. 

Bishop Hamilton pronounced the Benediction. 



MAY 20 
Twentieth 

Dat. 
Afternoon. 



Report 
Withdrawn 

for 
Correction. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



FEIDAY MOENING, MAY 21, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop Welch in the 
chair. 

The HjTnn "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy" was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Xuelsen. 

The Central German Conference Quartet rendered a selec- 
tion. The Conference joined in singing the Hymn "Love Divine, 
All Loves Excelling." 

Bishop Xuelsen gave an exposition of Eph. 3. 16. 

The quartet sang again. 

One stanza of "How Firm a Foundation" was sung. 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Kecord, re- 
ported the Journal of yesterday's sessions correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented the 
following report, which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Credentials recommends : 

That T. H. Ward (second reserve delegate, Baltimore Conference) 
be excused from further attendance after May 24. 

That T. J. Bassett (Northwest Indiana Conference) be excused for 
May 21, and that M. H. Appleby be seated in his place. 

That D. P. Miller (Baltimore Conference) be excused for May 
22. 

That J. P. Jenkins (Dakota Conference) be excused from further at- 
tendance, and that W. S. Shepherd be seated in his place. 

That C. J. Fennel (Nebraska Conference) be excused for May 21, 
and that M. D. Cameron, first reserve, be seated in his place. 

That T. W. McKinney (second reserve, Philadelphia Conference) be 
seated in place of John Watchorn, third reserve. 

That T. A. Hull (Troy Conference) be excused after Sunday (imporT 
tant business), 



MAY 21 

TWENTT- 



Mornxng. 



Devotions. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



376 



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MAY 21 

TWBNTT- 
FIR8T 

Day. 
Mominy. 



That W. IT. Finch ( Xew York East Conference) be excused from 
Wednesday, May 20. 

That C. M. Saltznian (Baltimore Conference) be excused on and 
after to-day. 

That H. C. Conrad ( Wilmington Conference) be excused from further 
attendance after May 25. 

That John Roberts (New York East Conference) be excused Wednes- 
day, May 20. 

That H. W. Seiby ( New England Conference) be excused after to- 
day, and Silas I'eirce be seated in his place. 

That F. W. Hixson (Northwest Indiana Conference) be excused after 
Monday, and that Demetrius Tillotson be seated in his place. 

That W. J. Stitt (New York Conference) be excused after Saturday 
from further attendance. 

That A. E. Morris (East Maine Conference) be excused after May 23 
and that W. D. Genge be seated in his place. 

That L. H. Murlin (New England Conference) have his leave begin 
Tuesday instead of Monday next as previously announced. 

That O. F. Ward (North Indiana Conference) be excused after to- 
day and that H. L. Burr be seated in his place. 

That George Livermore (Central New Y'ork Conference) be excused 
after Wednesday. 

That C. W. iieecher (North Indiana Conference) be excused after re- 
cess May 20. 

That H. A. Truesdale (North-East Ohio Conference) be excused after 
Friday, May 21. 

That W. F. Spry (Upper Iowa Conference) be excused after Tuesday, 
May 25. 

That L. M. Potter (Genesee Conference) be excused from further 
attendance after Tuesday, May 25. 

That M. A. Rader (Philadelphia Conference) be excused for Saturday 
and that E. S. Ninde be seated in his place. 

That L. F. Higgins (East Maine Conference) be excused after Satur- 
day. 

That F. H. H. Roberts (New Mexico Conference) be excused from 
further attendance after to-day. 

That F. L. Brown (New York East Conference) be excused after 
to-day, and that Mrs. Horatio Berry be seated in his place. 

That T. W. Larkin (Genesee Conference) be excused from further 
attendance after May 25. 

That H. H. Fleming (New Y'ork Conference) be excused from further 
attendance after to-day. 

That W. S. Keefe (Northern New York Conference) be excused after 
Saturday. 

That D. C. Johnson (Northern New York Conference) be excused 
after May 25. 

That H. P. Bush (Detroit Conference) be excused after to-day. 

That F. M. Clevinger (West Ohio Conference) be excused after May 
20. and that J. M. Killits be seated in his place. 

That A. V. Bower (Wyoming Conference) be excused after Tuesday. 

That J. W. Harrison (Northwest Indiana Conference) be excused 
after Saturday, and that J. W. Gardner be seated in his place. 



Result of 
Second 

Ballot for 

Publishing 

Agents. 

Third 

Ballot for 

Publishing 

Agents. 



The presiding Bishop announced the result of the second 
ballot for Publishing Agents. (See Ballot.) 

There was no election. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, the Conference proceeded to 
ballot for one Publishing Agent. 

The Fifth Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries 
D. H. Rutter and M. W. Dogan. 



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377 



C. A. Pollock, chairman of the Committee on Temperance, 
Prohibition and Public Morals, presented Report No. 1 of that 
committee. 

A clerical error in the printed report was noted and corrected. 

The report was adopted. 

C. A. Pollock presented Report No. 6 of the Committee on 
Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, and it was adopted 
as printed. 

On a question of privilege, D. G. Downey read the following 

letter from W. V. Kelley, Editor of the Methodist Review : 

Clifton Springs Sanitarium, N. Y. 

May 15, 1920. 
To the General Conference at Des Moines: 
Dear and Honored Fatuers and Brethren : 

Eight years ago, at Minneapolis, Dr. Buckley, partly on my advice, 
requested, after thirty-two years of editorial labor, to be relieved of that 
responsibility. 

Acting now on the advice I then gave him, I send to you the same 
request for myself. Were I physically able, I would willingly show my 
respect for our great Church by presenting this request in person. For 
many reasons I long to be with you in Des Moines ; for four reasons es- 
pecially : 

First. For the privilege, hitherto long enjoyed, of looking upon so 
imposing and potent a body and listening to its deliberations and de- 
liverances on subjects so pregnant with vast and vital issues of world-wide 
and age-long importance that only the divine Head of the Church can 
foresee the far-reaching results of your action here taken. 

Second. I long to be with you for the unspeakable joy of meeting 
once more, face to face, many honored, beloved, and long-cherished 
friends who have trusted me more than I have ever dared to trust myself, 
and whose friendship is my dearest earthly treasure. 

Third. I would fain express to the world-wide Methodism I have tried 
to serve, now assembled representatively in Des Moines, my grateful 
appreciation of the confidence reposed in me by the Church in intrusting 
to me for so long a time so great an interest and agency as the Review, 
through which I have been permitted to be a helper and servant to the 
many thousands of working pastors and preachers. And I would give 
public thanks for the Giver and Preserver of Life for permitting me to 
serve for so many years. 

Fourth. But chiefly do I wish I might stand before you in order to 
magnify and plead for your own great old Review, because, strange as 
it seems, there are Methodists who do not know what the Methodist 
Review is and has been for a hundred years. 

1. Some Methodists do not know what a rich possession to our church 
the more than one hundred large octavo volumes of the Review are ; 
what a library of vast and varied value. These volumes, bound in cloth 
or leather, standing in long array on the library shelves of our own and 
other colleges and seminaries, and in not a few private libraries, are a 
storehouse of knowledge and wisdom, containing the rich deposit of a 
century's thinking and authorship ; an index and reflection of the mind 
of Methodism, a record of its development and progress, as well as a 
portrait gallery and biographical cyclopedia of its leaders from the 
beginning until now. 

2. Some Methodists are utterly ignorant of the eminently honorable 
rank held by our Review through a century as a high-grade literary, 
philosophical, theological, historical, and scientific magazine. Take three 
confirming illustrations of its rank and influence : 

A. A fair sample of its alertness and competent ability in the world of 
literature is the fact that in 1.S4G, over seventy years ago, the Methodist 
Review was the first periodical in this country to introduce to the 
American public by a full and adequate exposition, interpretation, and 



MAY 21 

TwE>rrT- 

FIBST 
DAT. 
Morning. 
Committee 
on Temper- 
ance, Pro- 
hibition, and 
Public 
Morals. 
Report No. 1. 
Committee 
on Temper- 
ance, Pro- 
hibition, and 
Public 
Morals, 
Report No. 6. 
Letter from 
W. V. Kelley 



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MAY 21 

TWENTT- 
riRST 

Day. 

Motning. 



critical estimate the poetry of Miss Elizabeth Barrett — those unique 
poems of the heart which drew the attention of young Robert Browning 
to his future wife. Such service in the realm of literature your Review 
was rendering seventy years ago, and has continued through ten decades. 
Its literary rank is no less to-day. Its quality is such that noted pro- 
fessors of English literature in large universities, not all of them Meth- 
odist, find it worth while to subscribe for their own private copies, not 
content with the public copy which lies on the table in the college reading 
room. 

B. The reputation and ability of your Review in the realm of phil- 
osophy is fairly indicated, by the fact that the emperor, Napoleon III, 
ruler of France for twenty years, knew of the Methodist Review. Hav- 
ing been all his life a student of philosophy, he was much interested 
in August Comte's Positive Philosophy as soon as its publication was 
completed. He read some discussions and criticisms of that philosophy 
which were published in the Methodist Review, and pronounced them the 
ablest he had seen anywhere. This we have on the authority of Dr. John 
McClintock. eight years editor of the Review. A review which was read 
by the emperor of the French and which had as a frequent contributor 
Professor Borden P. Bowne. foremost American philosopher of his 
time, must have ranked high in philosophy. Almost in his youth Bowne 
dealt Herbert Spencer's philosophy one of the most masterly and deadly 
blows it ever received. 

C. The reputation of your Review in the realm of theology is indi- 
cated by the fact that when Gladstone retired from his fourth term as 
prime minister to the seclusion of his loved library of Hawarden, to com- 
plete some unfinished studies in theology, he included the Methodist Re- 
view among sources of information and opinion important to be consulted 
in his studies. And twenty-five years ago, in the early part of my 
editorship. I collected and forwarded to Mr. Gladstone, at his request, 
a bundle of the back numbers of the Review containing articles ou the 
subjects he was investigating. A Review which the great English prime 
minister desired, and which had as its editor for many years Daniel D. 
Whedon. that victorious champion of Arminianism, the faith delivered 
to our Methodist fathers — such a Review could not help having high 
repute in theology. 

But above all, the crowning glory and wonder of your Review is 
that it has borne such reputation and maintained this rank and record 
for over one hundred years — a truly monumental success. Note that this 
is an unparalleled achievement. Among religious bodies your Church 
alone has accomplished anything like it. Other denominations have tried 
many times to sustain a review, but not one of them has succeeded. And 
of all the numberless secular reviews and magazines ever published in 
this country, only one has survived a century. That one is the North 
American Review. Methodism wears this distinction on its breast as a 
trophy won by sustained cerebration — evidence of superior intellectual 
energy, enterprise, and ambition, a public service medal. 

This Review of yours has world-wide circulation through a world- 
wide Church. Literally, "its line is^gone out through all the earth, and 
its words to the end of the world." 

Clothed with the dignity of its hundred years, it goes to carry intel- 
lectual and spiritual food and culture to our ministers and missionaries be- 
yond the seven seas ; across the Rhine, the Danube, the Nile, and the Gan- 
ges ; over Alps, Andes, Himalayas, and Mountains of the Moon ; it is 
carried up the Yangtse, and the Congo, and the Amazon ; and to the 
islands of many seas. 

Bear \yith me, brethren, if I deem it not undesirable that for once 
a Methodist General Conference, however busy, should listen to a glori- 
fication of the Methodist Review. I count it not unseemly in a retir- 
ing editor, after living twenty-seven years with and for that Review, to 
tell you the whole truth about it. Let me beseech you to magnify the 
Review. Some there are who would belittle your great Review by merg- 
ing it with the book editorship or something else. I beg you not to per- 
mit that. It needs the whole time and strength of a* whole man, and the 
very best you can find as editor. 

Praying earnestly that no General Conference may ever lay diminish- 
ing and desecrating hands upon the Methodist Review, I remain, 

Your obedient servant, 

William V. Kelley. 



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On motion of D. G. Downey, it was ordered that the letter 
be spread upon the records of the Conference, and that it, along 
with the greetings sent him by the Conference, be printed in the 
Daily Advocate. 

On motion of D. G. Downey, the Conference instructed the 
Publishing Agents to continue the salary of W. V. Kelley until 
the next session of his Annual Conference. 

J. A. Martin presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, Our whole western country has been greatly bereaved in the 
removal of two stalwart pioneers, heroic leaders, and evangelistic 
preachers of the Word of life ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference record its high appreciation 
of the life record of usefulness and the noble self-sacrifice of those 
planters of our Methodism in the giowing West : Dr. Thomas C. Iliff 
and Dr. W. W. Van Orsdel. better known as Brother Van. Whole Con- 
ferences now march over the trails thev blazed. 



MAY 21 

TWENTT- 
FIBBT 

Day. 
Morning. 



Sals 
W.V. 



ry of 
KeUey. 



Apprecia- 
tion of 

T. C. niff 
and W. W. 
Van Oradel. 



Ernest Lyon offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The late Rev. Dr. Isaac L. Thomas, a member of four Gen- 
eral Conferences, 1900, 1904, 1908, and 1916, field agent of the Home 
Mission and Church Extension Board, author, preacher, and orator, 
having been called during the last quadrennium from labor to reward ; 
and. 

Whereas, The name and labors of John Stewart, the noted Negro 
pioneer of Methodist Missions in the United States, which gave impetus 
to the great Centenary movement, had been forgotten by subsequent 
generations until restored by our late lamented brother, who organized 
under the auspices of the Home Mission Board what was popularly known 
among us as the John Stewart Memorial K'und ; and. 

Whereas, The affliction Avhich resulted in his death was due to his 
untiring efforts and unceasing labor in the endeavor to make the move- 
ment of the Memorial Fund a success ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this General Conference hereby record its grief and 
sorrow at the loss the Church has sustained by his death and that the 
Secretary of the General Conference be instructed to communicate this 
fact to his widow in an appropriate communication. 

Ernest Lyon. 
M. J. Naylob. 



Apprecia- 
tion of I. L. 
Thomas. 



Education, 
Report No. 3. 



E. P. Robertson, chairman of the Committee on Education, Committee 
presented Report No. 3 of that committee. 

E. R. Heckman moved to amend the report in Section 27 
by striking out Subsection 1 of Paragraph 463, Section 1. 

On motion of H. E. Simpson, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

W. F. Conner moved to amend the report in Paragraph forty- 
four, by substituting the original j)aragraph — 469 of the Dis- 
cipline — for the amendment proposed in the report. 

At this juncture, on a question of privilege for the Commission 



Photograph. 



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MAY 21 

Twenty- 
first 
Dat. 
Morning. 
Result of 

Third 
Ballot for 
Publirhing 

AgenUs. 

Fourth 
Ballot for 
Publishing 

Agent. 



Consid- 
eration 
Resumed. 



on Entertainment, E. S. Tipple requested permission for a 
photogra])lier to take a photograpli of the Conference. 

Permission was granted, and the pliotograpli taken. 

Tlie presiding Bislioj) announced the result of the third 
ballot for Publishing Agents. (See Ballot.) 

There was no election. 

On motion of J. S. Williams, the time was extended to take 
another ballot for one Publishing Agent. 

The First Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers retired in cliarge of assistant secretaries 
D. H. Rutter and M. W. Dogau. 

Announcements were made. 

Recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at eleven o'clock. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 happy day, that fixed my choice," 
was sung. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, made the fol- 
lowing recommendations, and they were approved: 

That H. B. Pemberton, of the Texas Conference, be excused after May 
23. 

That William Nottingham, of the Central New York Conference, be 
excused after ]\Iay 23. 

That L. M. Dunton, of the South Carolina Conference, be excused 
after to-day's session, and that J. C. Alartin, second reserve, be seated 
in his place. 

That C. C. Hall, of the Southern Illinois Conference, be excused for 
May 21, and that J. G. Tucker be seated in his place. 

On a question of privilege, F. H. Coman, for the Committee 
on Privileges, moved that M. D. Buell, formerly Dean of Boston 
University, be invited to a seat on the platform. 

The invitation was extended. 

Consideration of Report No. 3 of the Committee on Educa- 
tion was resumed. 

After discussion, on motion of W. F. Burris, the previous 
question was ordered on W. F. Conner's motion to amend. 

The motion to amend was lost. 

E. S. Tipple moved to amend Section 19 of the report by add- 
ing the words, "except that any Annual Conference desiring 
a redistribution of the said guarantee may have the right of 
appeal to the Board of Education. In the case of such appeal 
the action of the Board of Education shall be final." 

The amendment was accepted by the chairman. A verbal 
inaccuracy was noted and corrected. 



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The following proposed amendment by I. B. Schreckengast 
as accepted by the chairman : 



MAY 21 

TWENTT- 
riBST 
DAT. 

Insert in Section 19 at the end of Subsection 6 : "Small colleges with Morning. 
limited eudowmeuts, but rich in their contribution to the religious leader- 
ship to the Church, are especially commended to the favorable considera- 
tion of the Board." 



The following amendments, proposed by F. M. North, were 
accepted by the chairman : 

In Section 27, following Subsection 5, insert, "In foreign mission 
fields, where the classification of schools under the national educational 
system differs from that of the United States, the tabulation and de- 
scription of the schools shall harmonize with the national sj-stem, and in 
official publications in the United States appropriate explanatory notes 
shall be published with the tables." 

At the close of Section 31 insert the words, "This shall apply to 
theological schools iu the United States only." 

At the close of Section 33, Subsection 7, insert the words, "Pro- 
vided, however, that in the case of educational institutions in the 
foreign fields, the information desired shall be secured through the 
Board of Foreign Missions." 

In the second paragraph of Section 27, after the word, "in- 
stitutions," insert the words, "in the United States"; also in 
the first line of the third paragraph of Section 30, after the 
word "Conferences," insert the words, "in the United States." 

Eay Allen moved to amend Section 42 of the report by strik- 
ing out all of Paragraph 168, Section 2, of the Discipline. 

On motion of W. F. Burris, the previous question was ordered. 

A motion by W. L. McDowell, to lay the amendment on the 
table, was lost. 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. 

The presiding Bishop announced the resuh of the fourth 
ballot for Publishing Agents. (See Ballot.) 

E. H. Hughes, having received the majority of the votes cast, 
was declared elected. 

On motion of K. A. Chase, the Conference proceeded to ballot 
for Editors. 

On motion of E. E. Heckman, the time was extended. 

The following nominations for Editors were read by the 
Secretary : 

For Editor of the Methodist Review: G. P. Eckman, George 
Elliott, James I. Geissinger, L. H. Hough, Oscar L. Joseph, 
R. S. L. Jacobs, Wallace MacMullen, Eugene A. Noble, George 
C. Peck, I. J. Peritz, Charles M. Stuart, George H. Trever, John 
E. Van Pelt. 



Result of 
Fourth 

Ballot for 

Publishing 

Agents. 



First Ballot 
for Editors. 



Time 
Extended. 



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MAY 21 

TWBNTT- 
FIR8T 

Dat. 
Morning. 



M. W. 

Dogan, 

T. M. 

Jackaon, 

and 

E. M. Jones, 

Withdraw. 



Judiciary, 
Report No. 9 



Order of 
the Day. 



Announce- 
ments 
Mimeo- 
graphed. 



On a question of privilege, G. P. Eekman witlidrew his name. 

For Editor of The Christian Advocate: J. K. Joy. 

For Editor of the California Christian Advocate: F. M. 
Larkin. 

For Editor of the Central Christian Advocate: Claudius B. 
Spencer, 

For Editor of the Methodist Advocate Journal: J. M. Melear. 

For Editor of the Northwestern Christian Advocate: E. E. 
Zaring. 

For Editor of the Pacific Christian Advocate: Edward L. 
Mills. 

For Editor of the Pittsburgh Christian Advocate: J. J. Wal- 
lace. 

For Editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate: C. K. 
Brown, W. Scott Chinn, M. W. Dogan, W. A. C. Hughes, T. M. 
Jackson, Charles C. Jacobs, E. M. Jones, L. H. King, W. W. 
Lucas, J. W. Moultrie. 

For Editor of the Western Christian Advocate: E. C. Ware- 
ing. 

For Editor of the Epworth Herald: D. B. Brummitt. 

For Editor of Christliche Apologete und Haus und Herd: 
A. J. Bucher. 

For Editor of Sunday School Publications: Henry H. Meyer, 
W. W. Youngson. 

On questions of privilege, M. W. Dogan, T. M. Jackson, and 
E. M. Jones withdrew their names. 

The Second Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot 
was taken, and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secre- 
taries M. E. Snyder and F. M. Willis. 

H. W. Rogers, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, pre- 
sented Report No. 9 of that committee, and it was adopted as 
printed. 

On motion of H. W. Rogers, Report No. 6 of the Committee 
on Judiciary was made the Order of the Day immediately fol- 
lowing the approval of the Journal to-morrow. 

Ray Allen presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The present method of making announcements not only con- 
sumes much valuable time, but fails to get the information definitely 
before the members of Conference ; therefoi-e, 

Resolved, That all proposed announcements for each day must be 
given to the Secretary not later than recess. 



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Resolved, That the Secretary then compile a list of such as pertain 
to the work of the General Conference, or its organizations, cause it to 
be duplicated, and copies distributed to the delegates before adjourn- 
ment each noon. 

E. H. Cherrington moved that the Keport of the Committee 
on Uuificatiou be made tlie Order of the Day to-morrow follow- 
ing consideration of Eeport No. 6 of the Committee on Judici- 
ary. 

Frank Doran moved to amend by making it the Order of 
the Day immediately after the approval of the Journal Monday 
morning, May 24, 

3. A. Bright moved, as a substitute, that the report take its 
regular place on the calendar. 

The amendment proposed by Frank Doran was adopted. 

On motion of E. S. Tipple, the substitute was laid on the 
table. 

The motion, as amended, prevailed. 

J. B. Hingeley moved that beginning with to-morrow, May 
22, the Conference hold afternoon sessions, convening at 3 :00 
o'clock. 

J. W. Handier moved as a substitute, that the holding of 
afternoon sessions begin with Monday, May 24. 

On motion of W. L. McDowell, the substitute was laid on 
the table. 

The motion of J. B. Hingeley prevailed. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :45 p. m., with the Benediction 
by Bishop-elect Blake. 



MAY 21 
Twenty- 
first 
Day. 
Morning. 
Order of 
the Day. 



Afternooli 
Sessions. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



SATURDAY MOENING, MAY 22, 1920 



MAY 22 
Twenty- 
second 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop Nicholson Day. 

. -, . Morning. 

presiding. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 Thou, in whose presence my soul Devotions, 
takes delight,^' was sung. 

Bishop Anderson offered prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hymn "My Faith Looks Up to 
Thee." 

Bishop Anderson read John 17, and spoke on "Equipment for 
Highest Service." 

The Hymn "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" was sung. 

Ray Allen, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, re- Journal. 



384 



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MAY 22 

TWENTY- 
8ECO.VD 

Day. 

MorniiiO. 
Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Officers of 
Q. A. R. 



Civil Wa' 
Veterans 
Presented. 



ported that the committee had examined the Journal of yester- 
day and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

F. A. Hazeltine, for the Committee on Credentials, presented 
the following recommendations, which were approved: 

That C. W. McCaskill, of Nebraska Couference, be excused to-day, 
and that J. W. Kirkpatrick be seated in his place. 

That Charles C. Read, of New Jersey Conference, be excused after 
May 26. 

That H. J. Stover, of Oklahoma Couference, be excused after Mon- 
day, May 24. 

That E. Z. Wallower, of Central Pennsylvania Conference, be excused 
after May 20. 

That J. M. McClelland, of Kansas Conference, be excused after Tues- 
day, May 25, and that B. M. Powell take his seat. 

That Anton Hansen, of Nebraska Conference, be excused after May 
23, and that M. D. Cameron be seated in his place. 

That M. C. Tifift, of Northern Minnesota Conference, be excused 
after May 23, and that J. S. Ulland be seated in his place. 

That G. A. Buss, of Northwest German Conference, be excused after 
May 25. 

That I. F. Roach, of Oklahoma Conference, be excused after May 25. 

That L. A. Q. Williams, of Upper Mississippi Conference, be excused 
after May 26. 

That C. H. Neff, of North Indiana Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after next Tuesday. May 25. 

That R. E. Bell, of New York Conference, be excused after the ses- 
sion of Wednesday, from further attendance. 

That R. A. Winchester, of North Carolina Conference, be excused 
after the session of Wednesday from further attendance. 

That H. J. Kuhn, of Minnesota Conference, be excused after May 23 
from further attendance. 

That W. E. McKeuzie, of Northwest Indiana Conference, be seated 
for to-day in place of T. J. Bassett, and that he be seated in place of 
F. W. Hixson after next Monday. 

That O. W. Auman, of Colorado Conference, be excused for to-day, 
and that A. F. Ragatz be seated in his place. 

That M. B. Stults, of North Indiana Conference, be excused after 
May 26. 

That F. W. Luce, of the North-East Ohio Conference, be excused 
until Monday. 

L. W. Munhall, on a question of privilege, stated that the 
Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, with 
many other prominent officers of that organization, will be in the 
city Monday, and moved that they be invited to seats on the 
platform during Monday's session, and that a Committee of 
three be appointed to draft a suitable expression of appreciation 
of the soldiers of the Civil War, which resolution shall be pre- 
sented in the presence of the distinguished visitors. 

The motion prevailed. 

On a question of privilege, J. C. Arbuckle, Perley Lowe, Har- 
vey Anderson, L. W. Munhall, Bishop Cranston, and Bishop 
Hamilton, participants in the Civil War, were called forward 
and presented. 



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The Conference stood and sang "The Battle Hymn of the 
Bepublic." 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the first ballot 
for Editors of Church Periodicals. (See Ballot.) 

The following, having received a majority of the votes cast, 
were declared elected: 

The Christian Advocate, J. E, Joy. 

California Christian Advocate, F. M. Larkin. 

Central Christian Advocate, C. B. Spencer. 

Methodist Advocate Journal, J. M. Melear. 

Northwestern Christian Advocate, E. E. Zaring. 

Pacific Christian Advocate, E. L. Mills. 

Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, J. J. Wallace. 

Western Christian Advocate, E. C. Wareing. 

Epworth Herald, D. B. Brummitt. 

Christliche Apologcte und Haus und Herd, A. J. Bucher. 

Sunday School Publications, H. H. Meyer. 

There was no election of Editor for the Methodist Eeview or 
for the Southwestern Christian Advocate. 

On a question of privilege, W. A. C. Hughes withdrew his 
name as candidate for Editor of the Southwestern Christian 
Advocate. 

The Conference proceeded to ballot for an Editor of the 
Methodist Eeview and an Editor of the Southwestern Christian 
Advocate. 

The Second Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot taken, 
and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries, M. W. 
Dogan and D. H. Eutter. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, requested that the 
Bishops and Bishops-elect, with the exception of Bishop Leonard, 
who will preside, be excused from the afternoon session of to- 
day, and that the session conclude not later than 4:30. 

It was so ordered. 

The presiding Bishop called attention to a gavel of historic 
associations, which he held in liis hand, the property of J. B. 
Walsh, of the Kentucky Conference, which is to be used in to- 
day's session. 

After expressing thanks for the use of the gavel, the Bishop 
introduced J. B. Walsh to the Conference. 



MAY 22 
Twenty-- 

SECOND 
DAT. 

Morning.. 

Result of 
First Ballot 
for Editors. 



W. A. C. 

Hughes 

Withdraws. 



Second 
Ballot for 
Editors. 



Bishops 
Excused. 



J. B. Walah. 



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MAY 22 

TWEKTT- 

BECOND 

DAT. 

Morning. 
Gre<>tinp to 
Methodists 
of Germany. 



On a question of privilege, J. H. N; Williams offered the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, Bishop John L. Nuelsen reports to the General Conference 
tjjflt upon his resumption of the supervision of the work in Germany 
and Austria-Hungary in the autumn of 1919 he found the work iutact, 
and also discovered "the dominant conviction that Methodism is destined 
to perform a conspicuous part in the building of the new democratic 
Germany and a holy determination to spend everything and be spent 
in this service" ; therefore. 

Resolved, That the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in session in Des Moines, Iowa, hereby requests Bishop Nuelsen 
to send the greetings of the Conference to our brethren in Germany, and 
to assure them of our appreciation of their expressed desire to remain 
in organic relation with the Methodist Episcopal Church which, through 
its organized agencies, will be found in cooperation with them to build 
up the work of God in Germany and throughout the world. 

It is greatly regretted that the ministerial and lay delegates from 
Germany have not been able to reach the General Conference. Our 
prayer is that the great spiritual unity existing among all believers ii 
Christ may find an ever-widening opportunity to express itself in the sup- 
port of a common faith and for the glory of God. 



Privileges 

of Floor 

to Bishop 

McDowell. 



Subject 
Withdrawn 

and 
Referred. 



Special 
Committee. 



Committee 



Judiciary, 
Report No. 6. 



Seats 
Reeerved- 



On a question of privilege for the Committee on Unification, 
E. H. Cherrington moved that Bishop McDowell, chairman of 
the Committee, be granted the privileges of the floor to pre- 
sent and support the report when it is called Monday morning. 

It was so ordered. 

Bishop McDowell, on the question of privilege, requested that 
the subject of the Interchurch World Movement, which had 
been referred to the Committee on Unification, be recalled and 
referred to a Special Committee. 

On motion of E. A. Chase, it was so ordered, and on motion 
of F, M. North, the Bishops were authorized to appoint such 
Special Committee. 

On the Order of the Day, H. W. Rogers, chairman of the 
Committee on Judiciary, presented Eeport No. 6 of that com- 
mittee. 

As consideration was begun, H. T. Ames raised the point of 
order that the report was not in the possession of the Confer- 
ence until read. 

The Chair ruled the point not well taken. 

G. W. White presented the minority report of the comjmittee, 
moved its substitution for the majority report, and spoke to the 
question. 

By common consent, further consideration was postponed 
until after recess, with J. I. Bartholomew on the floor. 

On a question of privilege for the Committee on Arrange- 
Biejits, Bishop Anderson requested that four seats of the first 



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five rows on either side of the center aisle be reserved for the 
families of the Bishops-elect at the Consecration Service to- 
morrow afternoon. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, representing a delegation occupy- 
ing some of those seats, seconded by a member of another dele- 
gation seated there, the request was granted. 

On a question of privilege, F. M. North moved that all papers 
in the hands of any committee or group relating to the matter 
of the Interchurch World Movement, be withdrawn and referred 
to the Special Committee ordered this morning, and that the 
report of that committee be made the Order of the Day Mon- 
day afternoon, following the approval of the Journal. 

The motion was divided by the presiding Bishop, and the first 
part, requiring papers relating to the Interchurch World Move- 
ment to be referred to that committee, was adopted. 

The second division, making its report the Order of the 
Day Monday afternoon, was lost. 

Announcements were made and recess taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10 :45. 

The Hymn "I Love to Tell the Story" was sung. 

On invitation, a double quartet, composed of the Central 
German Conference quartet and the Chautauqua Preachers 
quartet, sang, and responded to an encore. 

The presiding Bishop appointed as the Committee on Prepara- 
tion of a Resolution of Appreciation of the Soldiers of the Civil 
War, G. P. Eckman, L. W. Munhall, and F. A. Hazeltine. 

The presiding Bishop announced the result of the second 
ballot for Editor of the Methodist Review and that of the 
Southwestern Christian Advocate. (See Ballot.) 

George Elliott, having received the majority of the votes cast, 
was declared elected Editor of the Methodist Review. 

L. H. King, having received a majority of the votes cast, was 
declared elected Editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. 

Secretary Mills announced that all elections ordered by Report 
No. 2 of the Committee on Temporal Economy had been held. 

Consideration of Report No. 6 of the Committee on Judiciary 
was resumed. 

On a question of privilege, following the argument by J. I. 
Bartholomew, a written argument by Harvey Henderson was 
admitted and read by the Secretary. 



MAY 22 

TWENTT- 
BECOND 
DAT. 

Morning. 



Question 
Referred. 



Order of 
the Day. 



Double 
Quartet. 



Result of 
Second 

Ballot for 
Editors. 



Elections 
Completed. 



Consid- 
eration 
Renewed. 



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MAY 22 
Twenty- 
second 

Day. 
Morning. 



Order of 
the Day. 



Intro- 
ductions. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



On motion of C, W. Flesher, the time of Harvey Henderson 
was extended to complete the reading of the argument. 

The presiding Bishop ruled that B. T. Badley was out of 
order in discussing the effect on foreign fields of a decision 
favorable to the majority report. 

J. M. Walker raised the point of order, that in the minority 
report an argument based upon the fact that the adoption of the 
majority report would permit Jew, Mohammedan, or Pagan to 
claim membership in the Church, opened the discussion to a 
point at which B. T. Badley was in order. 

The presiding Bishop ruled that the point was not well taken. 

After continued discussion, the previous question was ordered 
on motion of F. C. Dunn. 

On a question of privilege, H. W. Eogers requested unanimous 
consent to make the report the Order of the Day after the 
approval of the Journal this afternoon. 

Consent was given. 

Bishop Wilson, for the Board of Bishops, appointed the fol- 
lowing as the Special Committee on the Interchurch World 
Movement : D. G. Downey, John Stephens, C. M. Van Pelt, 
Frank Doran, W. W. King, F. A. Home, F. C. Dunn, W. M. 
Short, W. H. G. Gould. 

The Bishops appointed Bishop Berry to present the resume 
of the work of the Conference. 

On questions of privilege, this Eev. John Lee, of Chicago, was 
introduced by the presiding Bishop, and the. Rev. Solomon P. 
Hood, Fraternal Delegate of the African Methodist Episcopal 
Church, was introduced by G. P. Eckman, chairman of the 
Committee on Courtesies. 

Announcements were made, and Conference adjourned at 
12 :30 p. M., with the Benediction by Rev. Solomon P. Hood. 



MAY 22 
Twenty- 
second 
Day. 
Aflernoon. 



SATURDAY AFTERXOOX, MAY 22, 1920 

Conference reconvened at 3 :00 o'clock with Bishop Leonard 
in the Chair. 

The Hymn "Faith of Our Fathers" was sung. 

Prayer was offered by G. H. Thomas. 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, an- 
nounced that the committee was unable to report at this session. 



Journal of the General Conference 389 

The Order of the Day, cousideration of Report No. 6 of the ^^^^ 22 

-r 1- • 11 1 TWENTT- 

Committee ou Judiciary, was called. second 

Day. 

On a question of privilege, J. M. Walker moved to amend, A/temoon. 
by the striking out of the minority report, near the close of the erTtloli' 
section entitled "Historical Statement," the paragraph begin- Re^^^ed. 
ning, "The far-reaching effect/' and also the succeeding para- 
graph, on the ground that the ruling of the presiding Bishop 
this morning forbade debate based upon these paragraphs, and 
that therefore they were not debated. 

A point of order by J. W. Van Cleve that, as the debate 
is not completed, we have no means of knowing whether the 
paragraphs in question may not yet be considered, was not 
sustained. 

A point of order by Eobert Watt, that H. W. Rogers had in- 
troduced the question at issue in his opening argument and the 
paragraphs were therefore proper subjects for discussion, was 
not sustained. 

The proposed amendment of J. M. Walker was lost. 

G. W. White spoke for the minority report. 

H. W. Rogers closed the debate, speaking for the majori-ty 
report. 

On motion of 0. G. Markham, the time of H, W. Rogers was 
extended. 

A point of order by E. P. Dennett, that H. W. Rogers is dis- 
cussing the effect upon the Church of the adoption of the ma- 
jority report, and is therefore out of order under the ruling of 
the presiding Bishop this morning, was overruled on the ground 
that the paragraphs in question were retained by a vote of the 
Conference this afternoon. 

On the vote to substitute the minority for the majority re- 
port, the presiding Bishop expressed doubt and requested a 
count vote. 

A call by E. P. Dennett for an "aye and xo" vote was not 
supported. 

A count vote was taken, 359 voting for and 375 against, and 
the presiding Bishop declared the motion to substitute lost. 

A. G. Kyiiett called for an "aye and no" vote on the adoption 
of the majority report, and the call was supported. 

J. W. Van Clcve, on a question of privilege, moved that the 
AYES and NOES be taken by a written ballot. 



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MAY 22 

TWENTT- 
8BCOND 

Day. 

Aflernoon. 

Time 
Eitended. 



A point of order by E. P. Dennett, that this is not a proper 
method for taking the ayes and noes, was sustained. 

On motion of G. A. Warmer, the time was extended to take 
the vote. 

The vote was taken. 

J. B. Hingeley moved that the vote be not definitely announced 
until printed, and an opportunity be given delegates to correct 
possible errors, and that then the corrected list be printed as 
the final record. 

On motion of M. E. Snyder, the motion was laid on the table. 

The Secretary reported that the vote showed 384 ayes and 
369 NOES, as follows : 

Ayes — Adams, Mrs. A. ; Allen ; Anderson, A. ; Anderson, 
B. J. K.; Anderson, S. H.; Anderson, W. H.; Antrim, E. I.; 
Antrim, E. ; Arbuckle; Ariss; Arnold; Arter, F. A.; Ashe; 
Avery, C. E. ; Avison; Aupperle; Austin; 

Baez; Baker, J. C; Baldwin, E. E.; Baldwin, F. C; Bank- 
hardt; Bartholomew; Bath; Bayley; Beason; Bell; Beebe; 
Beech; Bentley; Berry, G. M. ; Berry, Mrs. H. ; Blackstock; 
Blake, A.; Blakeman; Blanchard; Boesch; Boese; Borden; 
Bower; Boyd; Bradley; Bradshaw; Brazier; Breihan; Bristol; 
Brooks ; Brown, G. A. ; Brown, S. C. ; Brown, W. E. ; Brunner ; 
Bullard ; Burns, M. P. ; Burr ; Buss ; 

Cable; Gaboon; Campbell, Marvin; Carver; Chang; Chase; 
Chen ; Cherringtou ; Childress ; Chinn ; Gliff ; Colegrove ; Col- 
lins, C. ; Collins, M. ; Condor ; Conner ; Conrad ; Coons ; Copple ; 
Corey; Craig; Crawford, A. J.; Crocker; Crowther; Crowley; 
Cunningham; Curtis; 

Davenport ; Dalbey ; Daniels, M. ; Daniels, S. A. ; Darnall ; 
Davage; Davidson; Davis, G. L. ; Dent; Diefendorf; Dixon, E. ; 
Dogan ; Doran ; Daughtry ; Downey ; Dryden ; Dsan Lin Gao ; 
Duncan; Dunn; Dyer; 

Echols; Eckman; Eiss; Elliott, G.; Elliott, W. A.; English, 
M. N. ; Evans ; Burt, B. ; 

Fairbanks; Ferguson, E. W. ; Ferguson, Mrs. M. E. ; Field, 
H.. A.; Finch; Fisher, J. E.; Flint; Ford, C. 0.; Forkel, 
E. H.; Forsyth, D. D.; Forsyth, W. H.; Fruit; 

Gale; Gerlicher; Glass; Gold; Goode; Gordon, H.; Goucher; 
Graham, E. ; Gray, J. M. M. ; Green, W. M. ; Greenfield ; Grim- 
mett; Grinton; Grose; Gutterson; 



Journal of the General Conference 391 

Hagaman; Halfyard; Hall, G.; Hammaker ; Hancher; Har- ^^^^^^ 
rison, J.; Harris; Harshbarger; Hawkins; Hazeltiae; Henry; second 
Higgins, L. F.; Higley; Hill, J.; Hillman; Hingeley; Hoag- Afternoon. 
land; Hodgson; Hoffman, J. W.; Holgate; Hollenback; ^"''■ 
Holt, M. ; Holter ; Hoover ; Hopfield ; Home ; Horton ; Hovis ; 
Hubach; Hu, Chi Ping; Hughes, A.; Hughes, R.; Hughes, 
W. A. C; Hull; Huntley; 

Isham ; 

Jackson, Mrs. M. ; Jacobs, C. C; Jarvis; Jerklin; Jennings; 
Jewett; Jones, Mrs. A.; Jones, E.; Jones, H. ; Jones, J. P.; 
Justus ; 

Kagey; Kavanagh; Kemp, H. ; Kerfoot; Killits; Kinchen; 
King, A. H.; King, W. W.; Knehahs; Knotts; Koch, C; 
Kurth ; " 

Lange ; Lathrop ; Leech, D. ; Leggett ; Lewis, J. ; Linfield ; 
Lin, Li Chuan ; Linn, E. ; Livermore; Lockard ; Logan; Lor- 
enzo ; Love, E. ; Lowe, T. ; Lowe, P. ; Loyster ; Lucas ; Lutz ; 

MacMullen; Markham, 0. G. ; Markham, L. W. ; Marsh; 
Marshall, J.; Martin, R, ; Martin, J. A,; Mather; Maveety; 
Meacham; Meader; Meeker; Melville; Michael; Miller, I.; 
Mills, Mrs. J.; Miner; Moorer; Morgan, P. W. ; Mork; Mor- 
rell; Mueller; Mukerji ; Munch; Murdock; Murlin ; Musselraan; 
McCarty ; McClelland ; McGurk ; Maclean ; McMorris ; McRary ; 

Nate; Neff, C. H. ; Neitz; Newland; Nichols; Nies; North; 
Nottingham ; 

Ogden; O'Haver; 

Palmer ; Panzlau ; Parkinson ; Pascual ; Pearce ; Perry, H. ; 
Perry, Miss L. ; Phelps, E. ; Phelps, J.; Phillips, J.; Pierce, 
E. W. ; Ploughe ; Pollock, C. ; Pollom ; Potter ; Powell ; Pringle ; 

Race; Rader; Randell, 0.; Randolph; Rapicavoli ; Rarick; 
Redhead; Redmond; Reed, J. H.; Reid, R.; Rice; Rich, W.; 
Riegel; Risley; Roach; Roberts, J.; Robertson, Miss A.; Robert- 
son, E. P. ; Robinson ; Rockey ; Rogers, H. W. ; Rosebush ; Rowe ; 
Rugg; 

Salmans ; Satterlee ; Schreckengast ; Scott ; Secrest ; Shaw, W. ; 
Shepherd, G. ; Sherrill; Shimmin ; Shipley; Shirk; Shore; 
Shumpert; Simons; Simpson, H. E. ; Sitterley; Sloan, A.; 
Smith, Charles; Smith, Chester; Smith, E.; Smith, F.; Smith, 
M. ; Snaveley; Spurlock; Stansfield; Starbuck; Stephens, J.; 



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MAY 22 

TWBNTT- 
8ECOND 

Day. 

Afternoon. 

Atu. 



Stitt; Stone, E. ; Stranahan ; Stuart; Stultz; Summers; Swen- 
son, J. ; 

Talley ; Taylor, J. W. : Taylor, L. ; Taylor, S. E. ; Thomas, 
J, S. L. ; Thomas, J.; Thompson, J.; Thomjjson, R. ; Tipple, 
E. S. ; Tomlinson ; Trever ; Turner, J. ; Turner, \V. ; Tuttle ; 
TJrmy; 

Van Beuschoteu; Van Cleve; Van Pelt; Vermilya ; Vogel 
Wade; Walker, C; Walker, J.; Wallace, J. J.;" Ward, J. 
Ward, R. A.; Warmer; Warner, A.; Waters; Watt, R. ; Wed 
derspoon ; Weeks ; Wells ; Wheatley ; Wheat ; Wheeler, R. 
White, A.; White, E. A.; Wickman; Williams, E. S. ; Williams 
J. H. X. ; Willis; Wilson, B. ; Wilson, R. ; Wilson, H. ; Windsor 
Woodruff ; 

Young, T. T. ; Youngson; 
Zaring; Zook. Total, 384. 

XoES — Abel; Abbott; Ahgren; Ames; Anderson, C. E. ; 
Andrews, C. C. ; Arters, J. M. ; Atkinson ; Avery, E. M. ; 

Bacon; Badley; Baker, B. ; Barbour; Barge; Barnes; Bar- 
roetavena ; Bartley ; Bartz ; Bausher ; Beacham ; Becker ; Beecher 
Bennett, Alvis ; Bennett, Atwood ; Bennett, H, ; Bills ; Black 
Bliss ; Blood ; Bond ; Boswell ; Boyce ; Brainard, E. ; Brainard, R. 
Brasher; Breece; Brewster; Bright; Brown, G. H. ; Brown, L. 
Budd; Burns, G. B.; Burns, J. P.; Burris; Byrd; 

Caldwell; Campbell, S.; Campbell, T.; Campbell, W.; Car- 
penter, W. ; Carson; Cherry; Cissell; Clark, D. ; Clark, J.; 
Clark, S.; Clegg; Clinton; Coe; Cole; Coman; Cook; Cooper, 
J. F. ; Corley; Corning; Cox; Crawford, E. B. ; Curran; 

Davis, H. L. ; Deffenbaugh ; Dennett, E. P. : Dennett, L. L. ; 
Detter; Devendorf; Dickson, S. ; Diekraann; Dimoud : Dorsey; 
Douglass ; Dubois ; Dunham ; Durbahu ; Dystant ; 

Eberlee; Eckland; Edgerton ; Edwards; ElHs; Elphic; Engle; 
English, C. J.; Erikson; Eslinger; Ewing; 

Fellers; Fennel; Fields, J. R.; Flemming; Flesher; Fort, 
J. L. ; Freeland ; Furman ; 

Gaiser; Garton; George; Getty, F.; Gettys, J. R. ; Gideon 
Gilbert, H.; Gilbert, M. ; Gilliuder; Gordon, E. L.; Gould 
Graham, J.; Graham, W.; Grant; Gray, H. B.; Green, F. W. 
Gustafason ; Guthrie ; 

Eall, C. C. ; Hall, F. ; Hamilton, J. A. ; Hammond ; Hansen ; 
Hardesty ; Hardeway ; Harris ; Harrison, J. ; Hartsock ; Hayes, 



Journal of the General Conference 393 

E. B. ; Hayes, S. : Heckman : Helms : Henderson : Henson ; ^^^^ 22 

TWENTY- 

Henwood; Herrmann; Hestwood; Hewitt; Hicks; Higgins, second 
A. J. ; Hill, J. ; Hixon ; Hodges ; Hoffman, J. ; Holland ; Holmes, A/ternoon. 
C. 0. ; Holt, D. B. ; Hume ; Hutchinson ; noes. 

Jackson, T. M.; Jacobs, H. ; Jandre; Jenkins, J. W. ; John- 
son, D. C, ; Johnson, F. ; Johnson, J. B. ; Johnson, U. ; Johnston, 
J, ; Jones, B. ; Jones, F. ; Joy ; 

Keathley; Keefe; Keefer; Kendall; Keng; Kennedy; Keve; 
Kidney; Kim; King, Mrs. H. V.; King, 0. D.; Kirk; Kirk- 
patrick; Koenig; Kohlstedt; Kuhn; Kynett; 

Larkin, F. ; Larkiu, T. ; Leach, E. W. ; Leech, C. ; Lewis, G. ; 
Lister; Littlejohn; Lockwood; Long; Longmuir; Loy; Luce, 
A. E. ; Lynch ; Lyon ; 

MacVey; Markman; Marshall, W. E. ; Martin, W. ; Mason; 
Massey ; Mast ; Matuey ; Melear ; Mills, E. M. ; Minear ; Moe ; 
Moore; Morgan, Miss A.; Morgan, Miss C. ; Morling; Morris, 
A. E. ; Morris, W. T. ; Mossman; Moulton; Moultrie; Mowbray; 
Muenzenmayer ; Muuhall; Monroe; McAboy; McConnell; Mc- 
Cormack; McDougall; McDowell, S. W.; McDowell, W. L.; 
McKenzie; McKeever; McKinney; McNeal; 

Nasmyth; Nay; Nay lor; Neal; Neff, F. ; Neu; Nicholson; 
Noble ; Notson ; 

Gates ; Olsen ; Olmstead ; Orcutt ; Overley ; O'Ville ; 

Parker, Albert A.; Parker, Anson; Parker, C. ; Pattee; Pat- 
ten; Pembertou; Penn; Paterson, C. A.; Peterson, C, ; Phelps, 
W.; Phillips, J.; Pick; Pierce, W. M.; Pittman; Pollock, J. 
Prentis; Price; 

Raine; Raudell, A.; Randall, C. ; Randall, E. R, ; Rasmus; 
Read, C. ; Risk ; Risler ; Robertson, R. ; Rogers, G. ; Rogers, W. 
Rutter; 

Salmon; Sanner; Scidmore; Shafer; Shannon; Shaw, G. J. 
Sheldon; Shepherd, W. W.; Shepherd, W. S., Short, W. M.: 
Skinner; Simonsen; Simpson, R. ; Singh; Skelton; Sloan, C. A. 
Sloan, H.; Smith, A. E.; Smith, J.; Smith, H. ; Smith, 0. 
Smith, U. ; Snyder; Soon; Southard; Souser; Spencer; Spry: 
Stanley; Staples; Stapleton; Stavely; Stein; Stevens, E.; Stout: 
Stover; Straw; Strayhorne; Svendsen, 0.; Sweeney; Swift: 
Sylvester; Taylor, E.; Taylor, F.; Thackrey; Thomas, G. H. 
Thompson, W.; Tobson; Todd; Tunnicliffe; Van Allen; Van 
Horn; Vaughn; 



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MAY 22 

TWENTT- 
OBCOSD 

Day. 

Afternoon. 

Noes. 



Greetings 

from 
Reformed 
Church. 



Wagg; Wahl: Walker, J. S.; Wallace, F.; Wallower; Ward 
T. H. ; Wareiug; Warner, C. ; Warren; Waterman; Watt, E. 
Weaver ; W^eleh, A. ; Wentsch ; Wesley ; West ; Westf all ; Wheeler 
C; White, G. W.; White, N.; White, C. H. ; Whitmore; Wlant 
Wilcox; W. H.; Willard; Williams, A.; Williams, J. A. Q. 
Williams, J. 0.; Williamson; Willits; Wilmarth ; Wilson, J. G. 
Wilson, J, J.; Winchester; Winters; Wise; Woods; Woolfolk 
Wragg; Wright; Wyatt; 

Young, H. Total, 369. 

The presiding Bishop declared that the motion to adopt the 
majority report prevailed, subject to such corrections as would 
insure accuracy of the vote. 

On a question of privilege, the Secretary read the following 
telegram : 

Reading, Pa., May 20, 1920. 
Bishop Hamilton, M. E. General Conference, Des Moines, loica. 

The General Syuod of the Reformed Church in the United States as- 
sembled in triennial session at Reading, Pa., extends brotherly greet- 
ings and felicitations to the Quadrennial Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church now meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, and prays for the 
abundant blessing of God upon your deliberations. The spirit and 
achievements of your fellowship have been of inestimable value to the 
entire Church of Christ and in these days of testing we rejoice in your 
unfaltering faith and undiminished enthusiasm. 

Ge;obge W. Richards, President. 



J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented the 
following recommendations, and they were approved : 

That J. H. N. Williams, of the California Conference, be excused 
from further attendance after May 26. 

That C. E. Welch, of the Erie Conference, be excused after May 22, 
and that H. G. Eaton, second reserve, be seated in his place. 

That J. S. Souser, of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, be ex- 
cused from further attendance after May 25. 

That S. D. Bausher, of the Philadelphia Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after May 24. 

That W. E. Massey, of the New Jersey Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after May 22. 

That D. S. Shaw, of the Detroit Conference, be excused from further 
attendance after May 22. 

That E. B. Evans, of the Des Moines Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after May 22, and that A. V. Proudfoot, first re- 
serve, be seated in his place. 

That S. F. Kerfoot, of the Minnesota Conference, be excused from 
further attendance after May 26. 



Adjourn- 
meDt. 



Announcements were made, and the Conference adjourned 
at 5 :15 with the Benediction by Bishop-elect Anton Bast. 



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SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 32, 1920. 

Confereuce reconvened at 8 :00 p. m., Bishop Berry presiding. 

The Hymn beginning, "My faith looks up to thee," was 
sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Scott. 

The Clafliu University Quintet rendered a selection. 

The presiding Bishop presented J. B. Randolph, who in turn 
introduced the Rev. Channing H. Tobias, Fraternal Delegate 
from the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, 

The Rev. Mr. Tobias delivered his address. 

J. B. Randolph introduced the Rev. Solomon P. Hood, 
Fraternal Delegate of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 
who addressed the Conference. 

J. B. Randolph introduced the Rev. C. C. Alleyne, Fraternal 
Delegate from the x\frican Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 
who brought the greetings of his denomination. 

J. W. Robinson, Fraternal Delegate to the General Conference 
of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, recently held in 
Saint Louis, made a brief report of his official visit. 

Conference adjourned with the Benediction by Bishop-elect 
R. E. Jones. 



MAY 22 

TWENTY- 
BECOND 

Day. 

Evening. 
Devotions. 



Fraternal 

Address of 

C. H. Tobias. 



Fraternal 
Address of 
S. P. Hood. 



Fraternal 

Address of 

C. C. 

Alleyne. 



Report 
of J. W. 
Robinson. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 33, 1930 



Conference convened at 3 :00 p. m., 
Bishops. 

The order of service was as follows : 



for the consecration of 



Processional. 
Hymn 



"Onward, 

People standing and singing 



Christian Soldiers'' 



The church's one foundation 

Is .Jesus Christ her Lord ; 
She is his new creation 

By water and the word : 
From heaven he came and sought her 

To be his holy bride ; 
With his own blood he bought her, 

And for her life he died. 

Elect from every nation. 

Yet one o'er all the earth, 
Her charter of salvation, 

One Lord, one faith, one birth ; 
One holy name she blesses, 

Partakes one holy food, 
And to one hope she presses, 

With every grace endued. 



MAY 23 

TWENTT- 



Aflernoon. 
Order of 
Service. 



396 Journal of the General Conference 

MAY 23 'Mirt toil and tribulation, 

Twenty- • And tumult of her war, 

TniRD She waits the oousumination 

r>^T. Of peace for evermore ; 

Aftrrnoon. Till, with the vision glorious. 

Her longing eyes are blest, 
And the great church victorious 
Shall be the church at rest. 

Yet she on earth hath union 

With God the Three in One, 
And mystic sweet communion 

With those whose rest is won : 
O happy ones and holy ! 

Lord, give us grace that we. 
Like them, the meek and lowly, 

On high may dwell with thee. 

— Samuel J. Stone. 

The Collect Bishop Berry 

The First Scblpture Lesso.n — Acts 20. 17-35 Bishop Anderson 

The Seco.nd Scripture Lesson — St. John 21. 15-17 Bishop Stuntz 

Exhortation and Prayer Bishop Welch 

Examination of Those to he Consecrated Bishop Berry 

Silent Prayer 

"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" Double Quartet 

VENI, CREATOR SPIRITUS 

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire, 

Let us thine influence prove; 
Source of the old prophetic fire. 

Fountain of life and love. 

Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by thee 
I'Ae prophets wrote and spoke; 

Unlock the truth, thyself the key. 
Unseal' the sacred book. 

Expand thy wings, celestial Dove, 

Brood o'er our nature's night; 
On our disordered spii-its move, 

And let there note he light. 

God, through himself, we then shall know, 

// thou within us shine; 
And sound, with all thy saints below. 

The depths of love divine. 

That ended, the Bishop shall say: 

Lord, hear our prayer. 

Ansicer: And let our cry come unto thee. 

Pbayeb Bishop Anderson 

Presentation and Consecration of Bishops-Elect : 

FRANCIS WESLEY WARNE 

Presented by Breutou T. Badley and Benson Baker 

Consecrated by Bishops Cranston and Hamilton 

JOHN WESLEY ROBINSON 

Presented by John N. West and Albert A. Parker 

Consecrated by Bishops Berry and McDowell 

EBEN SAMUEL JOHNSON 

Presented by Joseph B. Hingeley and Frank E. Mossman 

Consecrated by Bishops Burt and Wilson 

LAURESS JOHN BIRNEY 

Presented by Marcus D. Buell and Lemuel H. Murlin 

Consecrated by Bishops Neely and Andb:rson 



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FREDERICK BOHN FISHER 

Presented by Raymond J. Wade and Ira W. LeBaron 

Consecrated by Bisiiups Nuelsex and Quayle 

ERNEST LYNN WALDORF 

Presented by John J. Wallace and Frederick H. Coman 

Consecrated by Bisuoi's Lewis and Hughes 

CHARLES EDWARD LOCKE 

Presented by James A. Ceissinger and Byron H. Wilson 

Consecrated by Bishops Bristol and Stuntz 

ERNEST GLADSTONE RICHARDSON 

Presented by David G. Downey and John R. Edwards 

Consecrated by Bishops Henderson and Suepabd 

CHARLES WESLEY BURNS 

Presented by G. Bickley Burns and George H. Bridgman 

Consecrated by Bishops McConnell and Leete 

ANTON BAST 

Presented by Oscar Svendscn and Frederick Ahgren 

Consecrated by Bishops Cooke and Thirkield 

EDGAR BLAKE 

Presented by Adolphus Linfield and Oliver S. Baketel 

Consecrated by Bishops Welch and Nicholson 

GEORGE HARVEY BICKLEY 

Presented by Charles M. Boswell and Charles W. Straw 

Consecrated by Bishops Leonard and Oldham 

FREDERICK THOMAS KEENEY 

Presented by Edmund M. Mills and Wallace E. Brown 

Consecrated by Bishops Mitchell and Cranston 

HARRY LESTER SMITH 

Presented by George Elliott and William F. Conner 

Consecrated by Bishops Hamilton and Berry 

CHARLES LAREW MEAD 

Presented by Orrin W. Auman and George G. Vogel 

Consecrated by Bishops McDowell and Bubt 

ROBERT ELIJAH JONES 

Presented by Robert W. Winchester and Matthew W. Dogan 

Consecrated by Bishops Wilson and Neely 

MATTHEW WESLEY CLAIR 

Presented by Ernest S. Williams and Stewart H. Brown 

Consecrated by Bishops Anderson and Nuelsen 

Prayer Bishop Stuntz 

Prayer Bishop Welch 

Hymn Bishop Scott 

O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling, 

To tell to all the world that God is Light ; 
That he who made all nations is not willing 
One soul should perish, lost in shades of night. 
Publish glad tidings ; 

Tidings of peace ; 
Tidings of Jesus, 

Redemption and release. 

Behold how many thousands still are lying 
Bound in the darksome prison-house of sin, 

With none to tell them of the Saviour's dying, 
Or of the life he died for them to win. 

'Tis thine to save from peril of perdition 

The souls for whom the Lord his life laid down; 

Beware lest, slothful to fulfill thy mission. 

Thou lose one jewel that should deck his crown. 

Proclaim to every people, tongue, and nation 
That God, in whom they live and move, is love : 



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TwENTr- 
THIRD 

Day. 
Afternoon. 



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MAY 23 

TWENTY- 
TBIRD 
D\V. 

Afternoon. 



Tell how he stooped to save his lost creatiou, 
And died on earth that man might live above. 

Give of thy sons to bear the message glorious ; 

Give of thy wealth to speed them on their way ; 
Pour out thy soul for them in prayer victorious ; 

And all thou speudest Jesus will repay. 



He comes again ; O Zion, ere thou meet him, 

Make known to every heart his saving grace ; 
Let none whom he hath ransomed fail to greet him, 
Through thy neglect, unfit to see his face. 
^ Mary A. Thompson. 

"Jesus shall reign where'er tue sun" Double Quartet 

Adjournruent. BENEDICTION Bishop Hartzell 



MAY 24 
Twenty- 
fourth 

Day. 
Morning. 
Devotions. 



Journal. 



Committee 

on 

Judiciary, 

Report No. 6, 

Resumed. 



Limiting 
Speeches 



MONDAY MOENING, MAY 24, 1920 

Confereuce couveued at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Oldham presiding. 

The Hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty" was 
sung. 

The first Communion collect was repeated in concert followed 
by the Lord's Prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Come, thou Fount 
of every blessing.'' 

Bishop Wilson conducted a testimony service, concluding with 
the consecration Hymn, "Where He Leads Me I Will Follow," 
and prayer. 

The Conference stood and sang one stanza of the Hymn be- 
ginning, "Lead on, King Eternal." 

The Committee on Secretary's Record reported that the 
Journal of the sessions of Saturday and Sunday had been ex- 
amined and found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

On a question of privilege, Joshua Stansfield changed his vote 
from AYE to NO on the motion to adopt the majority report of 
Report No. 6 on the Committee on Judiciary. 

E. H. Cherrington raised the point of order that the vote 
had been announced and that no change was possible without 
the consent of the Conference. 

On a question of privilege, D. L. Marsh requested that the 
Conference go into recess until the sounding board above the 
speaker's platform could be restored. 

E. S. Tipple, for the Commission on Entertainment, stated 
that it would be impossible to have the sounding board in place 
until after the regular morning recess. 

C. E. Bacon presented a resolution proposing to limit speeches 



Journal of the General Conference 399 

hereafter to five minutes, except those of the chairmen of com- 
mittees. 

After discussion, on motion of H. L. Jacobs, the previous 
question was ordered. 

The motion to limit speeches was lost by a count vote of 437 
for and 314 against. 

Under the Order of the Day, G. P. Eckman for the Com- 
mittee on Courtesies, introduced the following officers of the 
Grand Army of the Eepublic : Daniel M. Hall, Commander-in- 
Chief; J. W. O'lSTeal, Adjutant General; David J. Palmer, 
Past Commander-in-Chief; A. G. Beatty, Commander of the 
Department of Iowa. 

Daniel M. Hall delivered a brief address. 

On motion of G. P. Eckman, the following motion was 
adopted : 

This General Coufeieuce desires to record its gratification that fifty- 
five years after the close of the war to preserve the Union two of its pre- 
siding officers, Bishop Earl Cranston and Bishop John W. Hamilton, 
and three of its members. Dr. L. W. Munhall, Mr. Perley Lowe, and the 
Rev. J. C. Arbuokle, who served their country in that heroic contest, 
remain to receive the veneration and praise of their fellow churchmen. 

It is recognized by this General Conference that an identity of pur- 
pose historically and sentimentally unites the veterans of the war of 
18G1-1S65 with those men of the United States Army and Navy who in 
the recent world war dedicated themselves to the cause of righteousness 
and liberty. The members of this body would assure all the living who 
have fought for the rights of man, including those who served in the 
war which liberated Cuba and the Philippines, that, as we cherish the 
memory of those who died to make men free, so w^e hold in deathless 
honor those who, though they offered themselves for sacrifice, were en- 
abled to survive the perils of war. And we shall pray that they may 
long abide in our fellowship and by their presence and example inspire 
devotion to humanity in the hearts of the rising generation. 

To the distinguished representatives of the Grand Army of the Re- 
public, Daniel M. Hall, Commander-in-Chief ; David J. Palmer, Past 
Commander-in-Chief ; Joseph 'W,. O'Neal, Adjutant General ; and A. G. 
Beatty, Department Commander of Iowa, who have this day visited 
the General Conference, we proffer a cordial welcome, and pledge our 
loyal support to those principles of justice and freedom for which they 
and their comrades made glorious sacrifice, and the development and uni- 
versal application of which are indispensable to the peace and prosperity 
of the world. p. A. H.\zeltine. 

George P. Eckman. 

On a question of privilege for a delegate from Korea, W. A. 
Noble presented a resolution regarding alleged Japanese atroc- 
ities in Korea, and moved that it be printed in the Daily Advo- 
cate, and referred to the Committee on Home Missions and 
Church Extension. 

Ray Allen moved to amend by striking out the provision to 
have it printed. 

The amendment prevailed. 



MAY 24 

TWENTT- 
FOURTH 

Day. 
Morning. 



Introduc- 
tion of 
OflBcera of 
Grand 
Army of 
the Republic. 



Resolution 
of Appre- 



Resolution 
Referred. 



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MAY 24 

TWEMTT- 
FO0RTH 

Day. 
Morning. 

Error 
Ck)rrected. 



Corrected 
Vote. 



Committee 

on 
CredentiaL". 



The motion, as amended, prevailed. 

On a question of privilege, Marvin Campbell was permitted 
to correct an error in the report of his speecli relative to the 
consolidation of Advocates, as it appears in the Daily Advo- 
cate. 

G. E. Hume called for the final vote on Eeport No. 6 of the 
Committee on Judiciary, and the Secretary reported that the 
corrected vote was : ayes, 384 ; noes, 369. 

G. E. Hume requested that each member of the body who voted 
on the question Saturday have the privilege of changing his 
vote before the final announcement. 

G. T. Notson moved that all absentees from the session of 
Saturday afternoon be permitted to record their votes on the re- 
port. 

Eay Allen moved as a substitute that we proceed to record 
our votes in writing and that these votes be conveyed to the 
Secretary through the chairmen of the several delegations, 

K. A. Chase, as a substitute for all before the body, moved a 
reconsideration of the entire question. 

A point of order by J. W. Van Cleve, that a motion of re- 
consideration is not in order until the vote on the original 
question is announced, was sustained. 

The time for the recess having arrived, the presiding Bishop 
declared the Conference at recess. 

Conference reconvened at 10:45. 

The H3Tnn beginning, "0 happy day, that fixed my choice,^* 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Hartzell. 

On a question of privilege, J. G. Wilson presented the fol- 
lowing report of the Committee on Credentials, which was 
adopted : . 

That W. F. Hovis, of Wisconsin Conference, be excused after the 
session of Wednesday morning. 

That T. M. Longmuir, of Missouri Conference, be excused after May 
24. 

That J. M. .Johnston, of Dakota Conference, be excused after May 23. 

That R. L. Wheeler, of Wisconsin Conference, be excused from further 
attendance after to-day. 

That H. J. Stover, of Oklahoma Conference, excuse may be dated 
from May 22 instead of May 24. 

That W. E. Brown, of Central New York Conference, be excused after 
May 25. 

That Li. G. Hodges, of Little Rock Conference, be excused after May 
25. 

That August Stromstedt, of Sweden Conference, be excused after May 
26. 



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That J. W. Gardner, of Northwest Indiana, reserve delegate, be 
seated in place of J. W. Harrison, excused. 

That W. B. Windsor, of North Carolina Conference, be excused 
after to-day. 

That E. M. Evans, of Des Moines Conference, be excused Thursday 
and A. A. Thompson be seated m his place. 

That F. W. Hixsou, of Northwest Indiana Conference, be excu.sed, 
and that M. H. Appleby be seated in his place. 

That Joshua Stansfield be permitted to withdraw his request to be 
excused. 

J. G. Wilson, Chairman. 

F. A. Hazeltine, Secretary. 



MAY 24 

Twenty- 
fourth 

Day. 
Morning. 



By consent of the Conference, D. G. Downey moved that the 
vote on Report ^o, 6 of the Committee on Judiciary be printed 
in to-morrow's Daily Advocate, and that as the Order of the 
Day immediately after the approval of the Journal to-morrow 
morning all who desire to correct or change their votes may 
be given the privilege without debate. 

The motion prevailed. 

On motion of D, G. Downey, it was ordered that at the 
above-named hour all absentees of the session of Saturday after- 
noon be permitted to record their vote on the question without 
debate. 

A. G. Kynett, chairman of the Committee on Boundaries,- 
presented Eeport No. 1 of that committee, which was adopted 
as printed. 

Under the Order of the Day Bishop McDowell, chairman 
of the Committee on Unification, presented Eeport No. 1 of that 
committee. 

In his preparatory statement he inserted a slight amendment 
and accepted another amendment offered by W. H. G. Gould, 
which was incorporated in the report. 

The report was adopted. 

The Conference stood and sang the Doxology. 

D. G. Downey moved that the Board of Bishops be authorized 
and instructed to appoint the delegates for the Metliodist Epis- 
copal Church to the Joint General Convention proposed by the 
Report, provided that such Joint General Convention be agreed 
to by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and that in the 
appointment of said delegates the Board of Bishops shall give 
due regard to a proper geographical distribution, as also to an 
adequate representation of those interests at home and abroad 
that siiould have consideration in the Convention. 

The motion prevailed. 



Order of 
the Day. 



Boundaries, 
Report No. 1. 



Unification, 
Report No. 1. 



Delegates. 



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MAY 24 

TWENTY- 
rOfBTH 

Day. 
Morning. 
Committee 

on 
Episcopacy, 
Report No. 9. 



Adjust- 
ment of 
Boundaries. 



D. G. Downey, chairman of the Committee on Episcopacy, 
presented Eeport No. 9 of that committee, which was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, D. G. Downey requested that the 
Committee on Episcopacy be permitted to sit in executive ses- 
sion to-night. 

Permission was granted. 

On a question of privilege, Eay Allen moved that the following 
resolution, presented May 21st by the Committee on Boundaries 
and printed on page 403 of the Daily Advocate, be adopted : 

Be it Resolved, To amend Paragraph 496 by adding after the word, 
"final," in the third line from the top of page 344 the words, "The 
boundaries thus established shall be reported immediately by the chair- 
man of the Joint Commission to the ^Secretary of the General Confer- 
ence, together with a copy of the proceedings of the .Joint Commission," 

And adding at the close of the paragraph the following, "provided, 
however, that the Conferences desiring the adjustment of their common 
boundaries may bring the matter directly to the General Conference by 
means of memorials concerning such readjustments," 

So that the entire paragraph shall read : 1| 496. Any two or more 
Conferences which may be mutually interested in the readjustment 
of their common boundaries, may at any time raise a Joint Commission, 
consisting of five members from each Conference directly interested ; 
and the decision of such Joint Commission, in which it shall be necessary 
for a majority of the five members representing each of said Confer- 
ences to concur, when it shall be approved by the Bishop or Bishops 
who may preside at these Conferences at their sessions next ensuing, 
shall be final. The boundaries thus established shall be reported im- 
mediately by the chairman of the Joint Commission to the Secretary 
of the General Conference, together with a copy of the proceedings of 
the Joint Commission : provided, however, that the Conferences desir- 
ing the readjustment of their common, boundaries, may bring the matter 
directly to the General Conference by means of memorials concerning 
such readjustment. 

Add new paragraph, as follows : 

No division or absorptio of Annual Conferences or Mission Confer- 
ences, or the organization of new Annual Conferences, out of the terri- 
tory already occupied by organized Conferences, shall be effected until 
the General Conference shall have approved such division, absorption 
or organization ; except in the case of Central Mission Conferences as 
provided for in Paragraph 95, Section 6. 

Amend Paragraph 497 by striking out the word "change" in the 
second line and in.serting in lieu thereof the word "readjustment" so as 
to make it conform to the phraseology of the preceding paragraphs, the 
remainder of the paragraph to be unchanged. 



Calendar. 
Committee 



Itinerancy, 
Report .\o. 7. 



The resolution was adopted. 

The calendar was called. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, 
offered Report No. 7 of that committee, stated that he was 
out of harmony with portions of the report, and announced that 
under the rules W. F. Conner would make the presentation. 

H. L. Jacobs moved to amend the Report by striking out 
everything following the words of Section 2, "He shall choose 
amiually." 



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403 



G. T. Notsou moved to ameud the ameudmeut by substituting 
for all before the body the present paragraph in the Discipline, 
with the exception that after the word, "nor," in the fourth line 
in the first paragraph of the report, the words, "in any District," 
be inserted. 

J. B. Hingeley, on a question of privilege, moved that the 
afternoon session to-day begin at 3 :00 o'clock and adjourn at 
5:30. 

It was so ordered. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, on a question of privilege, it 
was ordered that evening sessions be held Tuesday and Wednes- 
day, May 35 and 36, beginning at 8 :00 o'clock. 

By common consent, it was ordered that the Conference ad- 
journ with the consideration of Report No. 7 of the Committee 
on Itinerancy as the Order of the Day at the opening of the 
afternoon session and with E. A. Chase on the floor. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 13 :30 p. m., with the Benediction by 
Bishop Eichardson. 



MAY 24 

TwENTY- 
FOtRTH 

Day. 
Morning. 



Afternoon 

Session. 



Evening 
Seasions. 



Order of 
the Day. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



MONDAY AFTEENOON, MAY 34, 1930 

Conference reconvened at 3 :00 p. m.. Bishop Mitchell pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn beginning, "From all that dwell below the skies," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by J. B. Hingeley. 

The Conference sang tlie Hymn beginning, "Before Jehovah's 
awful throne." 

On a question of privilege, Frank Doran, on behalf of the 
Saint Paul Area, presented Bishoj) Mitchell with a bouquet of 
roses in recognition of his restored health and return to the • 
Conference. 

The Order of the Day, consideration of Eeport No. 7 of 
the Committee on Itinerancy, was called. 

After discussion, on motion of W. L. McDowell, the previous 
question was ordered on the whole matter. On motion of W. L. 
McDowell, the substitute of G. T. Notson was laid on the 
table. 

A motion by J. C. Nicholson to lay the report with the amend- 



MAY 24 

TWENTT- 



Aftemoon. 
Devotions. 



Rosea for 
Bishop 
Mitchell. 



404 



Journnl of the General Conference 



MAY 24 

Twenty- 
fourth 

DAT. 

AJtemoon. 



Committee 

on 
Itinerancy, 
Report No. 8. 

Report 
Withdrawn. 



Committee 

on 

Itinerancy, 

Report 

No. 23. 

Committee 

on 
Itinerancy, 

Report 
- No. 11. 
Committee 
on Temporal 

Economy, 
Report No. 5. 



Signature 
Withdrawn. 



Committee 

on Sunday 

Schoola, 

Report No. 3. 



meiits oil the table, was ruled out of order ou the ground that the 
chairman of the committee had not yet spoken. 

A call by W. L. McDowell for a division of the question was 
ruled out of order on the ground that the amendment is not 
subject to division. 

F. M. Larkin moved to lay the proposed amendment of H. L. 
Jacobs on the table. 

The motion was lost. 

The amendment proposed by H. L. Jacobs was adopted. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Report Xo. 8 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy, wliich wa.s ad()j)ted as printed. 

H. L. Jacobs prej^ented Reports Nos, 9 and 10 of the Committee 
on Itinerancy and asked permission to witlidraw them in view 
of the subject matter contained in Re])ort Xo. 23 of the same 
committee. 

Permission was granted, and Re^»ort Xo. 23 was presented and 
adopted. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Report Xo. 11 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy, and its was adopte(i. 

Rolla V. Watt, chairman of the Committee on Temporal 
Economy, presented Report Xo. 5 of that committee and stated 
that there was a minority report, which would be presented by 
E. L. Kidney. 

On a question of privilege, Robert Watt withdrew his name 
from the list of signatures to the minority report. 

E. L. Kidney presented the minority report and moved its 
substitution for the majority report. 

A motion of J. B. Hingeley, on a question of privilege, that a 
ten -minute recess be taken, was lost. 

After consideration of the report, on motion of A. G. Kynett, 
the previous question was ordered. 

The motion to substitute the minority for the majority re- 
port prevailed. 

The minority report was adopted. 

W. E. Carpenter, chairman of the Committee on Sunday 
Schools, presented Report Xo. 3 of that committee. 

On motion of J. W. Van Cleve, the sixth item of the report 
was referred to the Committee on Conference, 

The balance of the report was adopted. 



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405 



E. D. Kohlstedt, chairman of the Committee on Book Con- 
cern, presented Eeport No. 4 of that committee. 

H. L. Jacobs moved to amend by adding the following as 

the fifth item of the report : 

5th. That this General Conference directs the attention of the entire 
Church to the Book Committee's analysis of the Quadrennial Report of 
the Treasurer of the Episcopal Fund, which the committee declares "will 
reveal that some strong Conferences, whose delegations exercise great 
influence in this body and in all the affairs of the Church, are not meet- 
ing this obligation by from ten to twenty per cent." And, the com- 
mittee having recorded its conviction that "careful supervision on the 
part of the district superintendents would in most cases correct this 
condition," this General Conference, therefore, urges every district super- 
intendent to present the Episcopal Fund in his Quarterly Conferences 
and to carry out the requirements of the Discipline thereon. 

The proposed amendment was accepted by the chairman of the 
committee. 

The report was adopted. 

F. M. Larkin, chairman of the Committee on Freedmen, pre- 
sented successively Reports Nos. 3 and 4 of that committee, and 
they were adopted as printed. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, the rules were suspended and the 
reading of reports dispensed with where there is no objection. 

E. L. Kidney, chairman of the Committee on Home Missions 
and Church Extension, presented successively Reports Nos. 2 
and 3 of that committee, and they were adopted. 

E. L. Kidney presented Report No. 4 of the Committee on 
Home Missions and Church Extension. 

On motion of Egerton Shore, the report was laid on the 
table. 

Titus Lowe, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Missions, 
presented successively Reports Nos. 4, 5, and 6 of that com- 
mittee, and they were adopted. 

E. L. Kidney presented Report No. 5 of the Committee on 
Home Missions and Church Extension, which was adopted. 

C. A. Pollock, chairman of the Committee on Temperance, 
Prohibition, and Public Morals, presented Report No. 2 of that 
committee. 

E. W. Blake moved to amend by striking out, near the middle 
of the third paragraph, the words, "the Bible read and taught 
to our coming citizens in all public schools." 

On motion of W. H. Van Benschoten, the motion to amend 
was laid on the table. 

The report was adopted. 



MAY 24 

TWENTY- 
FODRTH 

Day. 

Afternoon. 

Committee 

on Book 

Concern, 

Report No. 4. 



Freedmen, 
Reports 
3 and 4. 

Rules 
Suspended. 



Committee 

on Home 

Missions 

and Church 

Extension, 

Reports 

Nos. 2 and 3. 

Committee 

on Home 

Missions 

and Church 

Extension, 

Report No. 4. 

Committee 

on Foreign 

Missions, 

Reports Nos. 

4, 5, 6. 

Committee 
on Home 
Missions 

and Church 

Extension, 
Report No. 5. 
Committee 
on Temper- 
ance, Pro- 
hibition and 
Public 
Morals, 
Report No. 2. 



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MAY 24 

TWENTT- 

»OUBTH 

DAT. 

Afternoon. 
Committee 
on Temper- 
ance. Pro- 
hibition, and 
Public 
Morals, 
Reports Nos. 
3, 4, and 5. 



Reconsid - 
eration of 
Report No. 2 
of Commit- 
tee on Tem- 
perance, Pro- 
hibition, and 
Public 
Morala. 



Report 
Corrected. 



Itinerancy, 
Report 
No. 12. 



Time 
Extended. 



C. A. Pollock presented Eeports Nos. 3 and 5 of the Commit- 
tee on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, which were 
adopted. 

C. A. Pollock presented Eeport No. 4 of the Committee on 
Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals. 

A proposed amendment by Ray Allen, inserting the words, 
"if practicable," after the words, "meeting shall," in the third 
line from the bottom of section 6, was accepted by the Chair- 
man. 

J. M. Walker moved to refer the portion of Section 7, con- 
cerning a public collection, to the Committee on Conference. 

On motion of J. R. Edwards, the motion to refer was laid on 
the table. 

The report was adopted. 

On motion of F. E. Mossman, the motion by which Report 
No. 2 of the Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public 
Morals, was adopted, was reconsidered. 

E. S. Tipple moved that the words, "and taught," in the 
seventeenth line of the third paragraph of the printed report, 
be stricken out. The chairman consented. 

The report was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, C. A. Pollock was granted per- 
mission to correct Report No. 6 of the Committee on Temper- 
ance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, by inserting the word 
"not," which by a typographical error, had been omitted, in 
next to the last line of the fourth paragraph. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Report No. 12 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy, which was considered seriatim, and items 1, 2, 3, 4, 
5, 6, and 7, were successively adopted. 

R. J. Wade moved that item No. 8 be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Conference. 

On motion of J. R. Gettys, the motion to refer was laid on 
the table. 

Item 8 was adopted. 

On motion of E. S. Tipple, the time was extended. 

Item 9 was read. 

After discussion, on motion of S. A. Bright, the previous 
question was ordered. 

Item 9 was adopted. 

The report as a whole was adopted. 



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407 



J, G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented 
the following recommendations, which were approved : 

That C. F. Anderson, of the West Virginia Conference, be excused 
after to-day's session, May 24. 

That F. J. Hlibach, of the Newark Conference, be excused after May 
26. 

That C. W. Flint, of Upper Iowa Conference, be excused after May 
26. 

That L. A. Nies, of New England Conference, be excused after 
May 26. 

That Egerton Shore, of Southern California Conference, be excused 
after May 25. 

That Silas Wesley, of Kentucky Conference, be excused after Wednes- 
day. May 26. 

That Mrs. H. M. Nasmyth, of Little Rock Conference, be excused 
after Wednesday, May 26. 

That G. C. Melville, of New England Conference, be excused after 
Wednesday, May 26. 

That G. W. Lewis, of Central Alabama Conference, be excused from 
this afternoon and Tuesday morning sessions, and that R. M. Davis 
be seated in his stead. 

That J. A. Hamilton, of Troy Conference, be excused from attendance 
after Tuesday, May 25. 

That B. M. Tipple, of Italy Conference, be excused from further at- 
tendance after Wednesday, May 26. 

That M. W. Dogan, of Texas Conference, be excused after Wednesday, 
May 26. 



MAY 24 

TWENTT- 
FOURTH 

Day. 
AJternoon. 
Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



On a question of privilege, E. E. Higley introduced to the 
presiding Bishop Nee-gee-zee-geshick, a Chippewa Indian, one 
of the Trustees of our Odenah Indian Mission in the Bad Eiver 
Indian Reservation of the West Wisconsin Conference, and the 
Bishop presented him to the Conference. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 5 :30, with the Benediction by Bish- 
op Bickley. 



Introduc- 
tion of 
Nee-gee-zee- 
geshick. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m., with Bishop McDowell in 
the chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "0 worship the King, all-glorious 
above," was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop Burt. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "Jesus, the very 
thought of thee." 

Bishop Burt read a portion of the fourth chapter of Acts, 
and spoke on the theme "Companionship with Christ." 

The Hymn "Lead On, King Eternal" was sung. 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, re- 



MAY 25 

TWENTY- 



Morning. 
Devotions. 



Journal. 



408 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 25 

TWENTT- 
FIFTH 
DAT. 

Morning. 
Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



j)orted that the Journal of yesterday's sessions had been ex- 
amined and found correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, made the 
following recommendations, which were approved : 

That J. L. Panzlau, of Northwest German Conference, be excused 
after Wednesday. 

That R. B. McRary, of North Carolina Conference, be excused after 
Wednesday. 

That Gerhard Becker, of Eastern Swedish Conference, be excused 
after to-day. 



Ballot on 
Report No. 6 
of Committee 
on Judiciary. 



Episcopacy, 
Report 
No. 15. 



Prayer. 



Episcopacy, 
Report 
No. 16. 



Expenses of 
Members 
of Com- 
missions. 



Under the Order of the Day, the Conference proceeded to 
perfect the vote on Eeport Xo. 6 of the Committee on Judiciary. 

Corrections were made in the vote as printed in the Daily 
Advocate. 

The opportunity was offered delegates to change their votes. 

A point of order by B. P. Wheat, that according to the rules 
the only way in which votes could be changed would be after 
reconsideration of the question, was overruled by the presiding 
Bishop. 

By common consent, absentees of Saturday, who were not 
represented by an alternate, were permitted to stand and record 
their votes. 

The presiding Bishop announced that the final vote would be 
reported by the Secretary as soon as correct footings could be 
made. 

On a question of privilege, D, G. Downey, chairman of the 
Committee on Episcopacy, presented Report Xo. 15 of that 
committee, and requested that, according to custom, the rules 
be suspended and the report be considered without printing. 

It was so ordered. 

Before the reading of the report. Bishop McDowell led in 
prayer. 

The report was adopted. 

D. G. Downey presented Report Xo. 16 of the Committee 
on Episcopacy, which was adopted, subject to minor adjustments 
by the Board of Bishops. 

Ray Allen, at the request of 0. P. Miller, Treasurer, pre- 
sented the following resolution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, It is desirable that there be a uniform standard of expense 
to be allowed members of con: missions ordered by the General Confer- 
ence, 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the General Conference Expense 



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409 



Fund be instructed to pay the following expenses : railway and standard 
sleeping car fare by the most direct continuous route to place of meet- 
ing and return ; three and one half dollars per day for meals enroute ; 
four dollars per day for hotel expenses while in attendance on any 
meeting of commissions. 



MAY 25 

TWENTT- 



Moming, 



On a question of privilege, J. H. Eace moved that the formal 
charge delivered by Bishop Hughes Saturday afternoon to the 
Bishops-elect and printed in to-day's Daily Advocate, be printed 
by the Book Committee in pamphlet form for wide distribution, 
and that it be also published in the Church papers. 

The motion prevailed. 

F. M. North moved to reconsider the action of yesterday by 
which Eeport No. 12 of the Committee on Itinerancy was 
adopted. 

After discussion, on motion of Titus Lowe, the motion to re- 
consider was laid on the table. 

Rolla V. Watt, chairman of the Committee on Temporal 
Economy, presented successively Reports Nos. 6 and 7 of that 
committee, and they were adopted. 

Rolla V. Watt presented Report No. 8 of the Committee on 
Temporal Economy. 

A proposed amendment by M. E. Gilbert, inserting in Item 
10 the words, "names of," was accepted by the chairman. 

R. F. Bayley moved to amend the report by striking out 
Paragraph 2. 

On motion of W. W. T. Duncan, the motion to amend was laid 
on the table. 

A proposed amendment by H. L. Jacobs, inserting in Section 
110, Subsection 1, the words, "constituency roll," and also as 
Subsection 23 of Section 110 the words, "The Constituency 
Roll," was accepted by the chairman. 

An amendment proposed by J. L. Fort, inserting the words, 
"Official Boards," in Section 110, was accepted by the chairman. 

E. S. Tipple moved to amend by striking out the amendment 
offered by H. L. Jacobs and accepted. 

With the report still under consideration, the announcements 
were made and recess taken. 

Conference reconvened at 10:40. 

The Hymn "Stand Up, Stand Up, for Jesus" was sung. 

After further consideration of Report No. 8 of the Committee 



Distribution 

of "Charge 

to Bishopi- 

elect." 



Motion 
to Recon- 
sider Tabled. 



Committee 
on Temporal 

Economy, 

Reports No3. 

G and 7. 

Committee 
on Temporal 

Economy, 
Report No. 8. 



Consideration 
Resume^, 



410 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 25 

TWBNTT- 
FtFTH 
DAT. 

Morning. 



Report 
Corrected 

and 
Reprinted. 



Adjourned 
Meeting 
of this 
Conference 
has no Effect 
upon Legis- 
lation and 

OfiScial 
Relations. 



Error in 
Ballot for 
Editors. 



Itinerancy, 
Report 
No. 13. 



Committee 

oi» 

on Judiciary, 

Reports Nos. 

7, 8, 10. 

11, 12, 13. 



on Temporal Economy, on motion of C. W. Flint, the previous 
question was ordered. 

On motion of George Elliott, the proposed amendment of 
E. S. Tipple was laid on the table. 

A motion of Ray Allen, to take from the table the proposed 
amendment offered by F, E. Bayley, was lost. 

On motion of G. H. Trever, the previous question was ordered 
on the entire report. 

The report was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, EoUa V. Watt was granted per- 
mission to make verbal alterations in Report Xo. 10 of the Com- 
mittee on Temporal Economy, and have the report reprinted. 

W. W. Martin, chairman of the Committee on Epworth 
League, presented successively Reports Nos. 6, 7, and 8, of 
that committee, and they were adopted. 

J. W. Van Cleve, on a question of privilege, offered the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, It has been decided on the recommendation of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary, that the legislative acts of a General Conference do 
not become effective until its final adjournment ; and. 

Whereas, This General Conference has voted not to adjourn finally 
at this time, but that when it adjourns, it be to meet on the call of the 
Bishops ; therefore. 

Resolved, That all official relations and aU legislative actions as de- 
termined by this General Conference during this session at Des Moines, 
Iowa, shall take effect and be in force on and after its adjournment to 
meet at the call of the Bishops, precisely as if the adjournment were 
sitte die. 

On a question of privilege, F. M. Larkin called attention to 
an apparent error in the second ballot for Editors, as printed 
in the Daily Advocate on Monday, May 24, and moved that the 
Secretary be authorized to correct either the Advocate or the 
Record, and be instructed to report. 

It was so ordered. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Report No. 13 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy. 

W. F. Conner moved to amend by striking out Section .2 of 
the report. 

On motion of W. F. Burris, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

The report was adopted. 

H. W. Rogers, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, pre- 
sented successively, Reports Nos. 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13, of that 
corhmittee, and they were adopted. 



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411 



G. E. Grose, chairman of the Committee on Overhead Ex- 
pense, offered the report of that committee and asked that the 
rules be suspended for its immediate consideration. 

On motion of Titus Lowe, it was ordered that the report be 
printed and made the Order of the Day following the approval 
of the Journal to-morrow morning. 

On a question of privilege, F. M. North presented the follow- 
ing memorandum, and, upon his motion, it was adopted and 
made a part of the Eecord : 

This is a significant day in the history of a most important section 
of this General Conference of the world-wide Methodist Episcopal Church. 
The first sermon preached in the Swedish language by any Methodist 
preacher was preached by the Rev. Olaf Hedstrom, a member of the 
Xew York East Conference, May 25, 1845. That was the beginning of 
Methodism among the Scandinavian people, whether in the United States 
or in Europe. This is the birthday of Scandinavian Methodism. It is 
seventy-five years old. On the Bethel Ship in New York Harbor, ever 
illustrious in Methodist annals, was organized the first Swedish Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, July 11, 1845. This mother church is still in 
existence, and is known as the Swedish Emanuel Church in Brooklyn, 
with a present membership of over five hundred. From this small be- 
ginning, through the providence of God, the Scandinavian work of 
Methodism has grown to include eight Conferences, and two Mission 
Conferences in the United States and four Conferences in Europe, with 
a total membership of approximately 70,000, and property reaching in 
value the large sum of $70,000,000. The General Conference extends its 
congratulations to our Scandinavian brethren, in this General Confer- 
ence, and the large and loyal constituency which they represent, upon 
the coming of this day, May 25, 1920, the seventy-fifth birthday of 
Scandinavian Methodism. The Conference makes record of its gratitude 
to Almighty God for these fruitful years, three-quarters of a century, 
and bids Godspeed to its Scandinavian brethren, with the prayer that 
the coming twenty-five years, which will round out the century, may be 
rich in the rewards of labor, and in the fruits of sacrifice and service, 
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Day. 
Morning. 
Order of 
the Day. 



Swedish 
Methodism. 



Secretary Mills, on a question of privilege, requested that the 
usual collection for pages and janitors be now taken. 

The collection was taken, amounting to $231.25. 

Secretary Mills announced the result of the vote on Con- 
stitutional Amendment to admit laymen into the Annual Con- 
ference. (See page 1412.) 

The vote showed tliat the amendment was not adopted. 

Secretary Mills announced the result of the vote on the Con- 
stitutional Amendment proposed by the Wilmington Confer- 
ence. (See page 1113.) 

The vote showed that the amendment was not adopted. 

Secretary Mills read the following telegram, which was 

ordered spread upon to-day's record : 

Brooklyn, New York, May 24, 1920. 
Dr. James R. Joy, Fort Dcs Moines Hotel, Des Moines, lown. 

Deeply grateful to Conference and senders for over-generous mes- 



CoUection for 
Pages and 
Janitors. 



Amendment 

to Admit 

Laymen 

into Annual 

Conference 

Lost. 



Wilmiagton 

Conference 

Amendment 

Lost. 



Telegram 

from W. V. 

Kelley. 



412 



Journal of the Oenernl Conference 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Day. 
Morning. 



sage. Have had my t'baracter passed by Annuel Conference fifty-three 
times. Am glad to have it passed now for seventh time by the General 
Conference. I count myself in nothing so happy as in a soul remember- 
ing my good friends. O brave, good world, that hath such people in it. 
A special blessing on my boys. 

William Valentine Kelley. 



Coinpli- 

laentary 

RcBolutions. 



H. L. Jacobs offered the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Courtesies be instructed to prepare 
suitable complimentary resolutions, to be presented immediately after 
recess at the morning session of the last day of this General Conference. 



Rcpyort 
Withdrawn 

for 
Correction. 



J. W. Hoffman, on a question of privilege, was granted per- 
mission to withdraw Eeport No. 18 of the Committee on State 
of the Church for correction and reprinting. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 12:30 p.m., with the Benediction 
by Bishop McDowell. 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Day. 
Afternoon. 
Devotions. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Committee 
on Judiciary, 
Report-s Noa. 

15, IC, 17. 



Division of 
Legacies, etc. 



TUESDAY AFTEENOON, MAY 25, 1920 

Conference reconvened at 3 :00 p. m., Bishop Burt presiding. 

The Hynm beginning, "My faith looks up to thee,'* was sung. 

Prayer was offered by D. W. Howell, Corresponding Secretly 
of the General Deaconess Board. 

On invitation, the West Wisconsin Conference Quartet sang. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, recommended 
that Martha J. Mellinger, reserve, be seated in the place of 
C. H. Neff, lay delegate from the North Indiana Conference. 

The recommendfition was approved. 

H. W. Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, pre- 
sented successively Reports Nos. 15, 16, and 17, of that com- 
mittee, and they were adopted. 

On a question of privilege, P. J. Maveety presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That in the division of legacies, bequests, or funds devised 
or given to the '"Board of Education, Freedmen's Aid and Sunday 
Schools," it is hereby directed by the General Conference that all such 
legacies, bequests, or other funds, be divided among the three boards 
formed out of and succeeding to the work of the said "Board of Edu- 
cation, Freedmen's Aid Society and Sunday Schools," viz. : 

The Board of Education. 

The Freedmen's Aid Society. 

The Board of Sunday Schools or their successors. 

In equal shares, one third to each board. 

P. J. Maveety, 
A. W. Habbis. 



Journal of the General Conference 



413 



On a question of privilege for the Committee on Judiciary, 
H. W. Kogers moved that the Book Committee be instructed 
to print in one volume all the reports which have been submitted 
by the Judiciary Committee from the beginning. 

The Book Committee was so instructed. 

H. W. Eogers presented a proposed Amendment to the Con- 
stitution, and on his motion it was ordered printed in the 
Daily Advocate and made the Order of the Day following con- 
sideration of the report of the Committee on Overhead Ex- 
pense to-morrow morning. 

It having been found that an error had been made by the 
tellers in computing the second ballot for editor of the Meth- 
odist Review, on motion of Frank Doran, the Conference pro- 
ceeded to take the third ballot for Editor of that publication. 

On questions of privilege, Wallace MacMullen, G. H. Trever, 
and C. M. Stuart withdrew their names from the list of candi- 
dates. 

The presiding Bishop announced that J. A. Geissinger, who 
has not the privilege of the floor, desired to withdraw his name. 

The Third Set of Tellers was called forward, the ballot was 
taken, and the tellers retired in charge of assistant secretaries 
M. E. Snyder and C. P. Dorsey. 

H. W.* Eogers presented Report No. 14 of the Committee 
on Judiciary, which was adopted. 

A. S. Bennett, on a question of privilege, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, The General Conference Treasurer, Oscar P. Miller, in 
1904, took- up this oflSce when there was a deficit of $10,000. It was 
proposed to borrow this sum from the Book Concern, without attempt- 
ing to raise the money to repay the deficit — a practice that had obtained 
in former years, when there had been deficits ; and. 

Whereas, O. P. Miller wa^ given the work of looking after collections 
for that deficit after adjournment, and through the quadrennium, and for 
this additional work of collecting he was allowed $3,000 per year for office 
expenses ; and. 

Whereas, The Treasurer has made the districts the unit instead of the 
Annual Conferences and has kept accounts with all districts thereby in- 
creasing the labors of his office, and the efficiency of the work. So that 
$10,000 deficit of 1904 was raised and paid and since that time a sum 
sufficient to pay all quadrennial expenses has been raised before the 
General Conferences convened ; and. 

Whereas, The $12,000 allowed for office expenses for past four years 
has been covered by interest received on daily balances in bank, with 
nearly .'?2,000 surplus, so that it has cost the General Conference $2,000 
less than nothing for the office expenses of its Treasurer ; therefore. 

Resolved, That this General Conference does hereby express to the 
Treasurer, Oscar P. Miller, its sincere commendation and thanks for his 
splendid services, and for the success of the plan for raising money which 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Day. 
Afternoon. 
Printing of 
Reports of 
Committee 
on Judiciary. 
Order of 
the Day. 



Third 
Ballot for 
Editors. 



Wallace 

MacMullen, 

G. H. Trever, 

and C. M. 

Stuart 
Withdraw. 

J. A. 
Geissinger 
Withdraws. 



Committee 

on Judiciary, 

Report 

No. 14. 



Apprecia- 
tion of 
Services of 
O. P. Miller. 



414 



Journal of the-General Conference 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Dat. 
A/lernoon. 



he devised and supervised to the saving of many thousand dollars of 

Book Concern funds for the Conference Claimants. 

Alvin S. Bennett, "W. W. Shepherd, 

E. R. Overly, Silas Wesley, 

John T. Jones, F. E. Baldwin. 

HfeRBERT T. Ames, 



E. E. Shipley presented the following resolution: 

Commission Resohed, That the General Conference hereby directs that the Board 

on Consti- of Bishops shall appoint a Commission of seven members, one Bishop, 

tutionality. fom- lawyers, and two ministers, who shall examine the various pro- 
visions of the Discipline which appear to be out of harmony with the 
Constitution, and report the same with their recommendations to the next 
General Conference. 



Edward E. Shipley, 
James E. Holmes, 
David G. Downey, 

E. T. Antrim, 
C. M. Boswell, 
Herbert T. Ames, 

F. R. Gillinder, 

F. A. HORNE, 

George Elliott, 



Benjamin P. Wheat, 
Frank C. Dyer, 
Ray' Allen, 
G. Bickley Burns, 
Rolla V. Watt, 
John H. Race, 
Ezra S. Tipple, 
Marvin Campbell, 
W. F. Conner. 



Episcopacy, 

Reports Nos. 

10 and 11. 

Final Vote 

on Report 

No. 6 of 

Committee 

on Judiciary. 



AtS. 



H. L, Jacobs moved to lay the resolution on the table. 

The motion was put, and the presiding Bishop declared it 
carried. 

J. W. Van Cleve expressed doubt and demanded a count. 

The vote was taken on the question of ordering a count vote, 
and it was not ordered. 

D. G. Downey, chairman of the Committee on Episcopacy, 
presented successively Eeports Nos. 10 and 11 of that colnmittce, 
and they were adopted. 

The Bishop announced the final result of the ate and xo 
vote on Report No. 6 of the Committee on Judiciary as fol- 
lows : 

Total vote on roll call, 815. 

Ayes, 363. 

Noes, 452. 

Following is the vote on the roll call : 

Ayes — Adams, Mrs. A.; Allen; Anderson, A.; Anderson, 
B. J. K.; Anderson, S. H.; Anderson, W. H.; Antrim, E. I.; 
Antrim, Eugene ; Arbuckle ; Ariss ; Arnold, W. A. ; Arter, F. A. ; 
Avery, C. E. ; Avison ; Auman ; Aupperle ; Austin ; • 

Baez; Baker, J. C; Baldwin, F. E.; Baldwin, F. C; 
Ball; Bartholomew; Bath; Bayley; Beason; Becker; Bell; 
Beebe; Beech; Bentley; Berry, G. M.; Berry,- Mrs. H.; Black- 
stock ; Blake, A. ; Blakeman ; Blanchard ; Boesch ; Boese ; Bor- 



Journal of the General Conference 415 

den ; Bower ; Boyd ; Bradley ; Bradshaw ; Bristol ; Brooks ; ^^^^ 25 
Brown, S. C; Brown, W. E.; Bruner; Bullard; Burns, M. P.; fifth 
Burr; Buss; A/temoon. 

Gaboon; Campbell, N.; Carpenter, Gr. F. ; Carver; Cbase; -^^^s- 
Chen, W. P. ; Cberrington ; Cbildress ; Cbinn ; Cliff ; Colegrove ; 
Collins, C; Collins, H. V.; Collins, M. ; Condor; Conner; Con- 
rad; Coons; Copple; Corey; Craig; Crawford, A. J.; Crocker; 
Curtis ; 

Davenport; Dalbey; Daniels, M. ; Daniels, S. A.; Darnall; 
Davage ; Davidson ; Davis, G. L. ; Dent ; Diefendorf ; Dixon, E. ; 
Dogan; Doran; Daugbtry; Downey; Dryden; Dsan Lin Gao; 
Duncan; Dunn; Dyer; 

Ecbols; Eckman; Eiss; Elliott, G.; Elliott, W. A.; Englisb, 
M. N. ; Evans ; Burt, B. ; 

Fairbanks ; Furguson, E. W. ; Field, H. ; Fincb ; Fisber, J. E. ; 
Flint; Ford, C. 0.; Ford, C. P.; Forkel, E. H.; Forsytb, D. D.; 
Forsytb, W. H.; Fruit; 

Gale; Gerlicber; Glass; Gold; Goode; Gordon, H. A.; 
Goucber ; Grabam, E. E. ; Gray, J. M. M. ; Green, W. N. ; Green- 
field; Grimmett; Grinton; Grose; Gutterson; 

Hagaman; Halfyard; Hall, G. ; Hammaker; Hancber; Har- 
ris; Harrison, J.; Harsbbarger; Hawkins; Henry; Higgins, 
L. F. ; Higley ; Hill, Jobn ; Hillman ; Hingeley ; Hoagland 
Hodgson ; Hoffman, J, W. ; Holgate ; Hollenback ; Holmes, J. E. 
Holt, M.; Holter; Hoover; Home; Horton; Hovis; Hubacb: 
Hugbes, A.; Hugbes, E.; Hugbes, W. P.; Hull; Hung, C. 
Huntley ; 

Isbam; Isler; 

Jackson, Mrs. M. ; Jacobs, C; Jarvis; Jeklin; Jennings; 
Jobnston, J. ; Jones, Mrs. A. ; Jones, E. ; Jones, J. P. ; Justus ; 

Kagey ; Kavanagb ; Kemp, F. ; Kerfoot ; Killits ; King, A. H. ; 
King, W. W. ; Knebans; Knotts; Kocb, C. ; Koblstedt; Kurtb; 

Lange ; Latbrop ; Leecb, D. H. ; Lewis, J. ; Linfield ; Linn, E. ; 
Livermore ; Lockard ; Logan ; Love, E. ; Lowe, T. ; Lowe, P. ; 
Loyster ; Luce, F. W. ; Lutz ; 

MacMullen ; Markbam, 0. G. ; Markbam, L. W. ; Marsb ; Mar- 
shall, J.; Martin, E. ; Martin, J. A.; Matber; Maveety; 
Meacbam; Meader; Meeker; Melville; Micbael; Miller, I.; 
Miner; Morgan, P. W. ; Mork; Morrell; Moss; Mueller; 
Mukerji; Murdock, H. H. ; Murdock, S. A.; Murlin; Mussel- 



416 Journal of the General Conference 

MA\ 25 jnan : Myers, W. E. : McCarthy , McClelland ; McGurk ; Maclean ; 

Twenty- ,, ,r ~ 

FIFTH McMasters ; 

Affer^noon. Nats ; Ncff, C. H. ; Neitz; Newland; Nichols; Nies; North; 

ATP8. Nottingham ; 

Ogden ; O'Haver ; 

Palmer; Panzlau; Parkinson; Pascual; Peirce, S.; Perry, H. ; 
Perry, Miss L.; Phelps, Miss E. ; Phelps, J.; Phillips, J.; 
Pierce, E. W.; Ploughe; Pollock, C; Pollom; Potter; Powell; 

Pace; Eader; Randall, 0.; Randolph; Rapicavoli; Redhead; 
Redmond ; Reed, J. H. ; Reid, R. ; Rice ; Rich, M. B. ; Rich, W. ; 
Risley; Roach; Roberts, J.; Robertson, Miss A.; Robertson, 
E. P.; Robinson; Rockey; Rogers, H. W. ; Rosebush; Rowe; 
Rugg; 

Salmans; Satterlee; Schreckengast ; Scott; Secrest; Shaw, 
W. ; Shepherd, G. ; Sherrill; Shimmin; Shipley; Shirk; Shore; 
Simons ; Simpson, H. E. ; Sitterly ; Sloan, A. ; Smith, Charles ; 
Smith, Chester; Smith, E.; Smith, F. ; Smith, M.; Snayely; 
Spurlock; Starbuck; Stephens, J,; Stitt; Stone, E.; Strana- 
han; Stuart; Stultz; Swanson, J.; 

Taylor, J. W. ; Taylor, L. ; Taylor, S. E. ; Thomas, J. S. L. ; 
Thompson, J. ; Tipple, B. M. ; Tipple, E. S. ; Tomlinson ; Tre- 
ver; Tulloss; Turner, W.; Tuttle; 

Urmy ; 

Van Benschoten; Van Cleye; Van Pelt; Vermilya; Vogel; 

Walker, C; Walker, J.; Wallace, J. J.; Ward, J.; Ward, 
R. A.; Warmer; Warner, A.; Waters; Watt, R. V.; Watts, 
T. ; Wedderspoon ; Weeks ; Weiffenbach ; Wells ; Wheat ; Wheeler, 
R.; White, A.; White, E. A.; Wickman; Wilder; Williams, 
E. S.; Williams, J. H. N.; Willis; Wilson, B.; Wilson, R.; 
• Wilson, H.; Windsor; 

Youngson ; 

Zaring; Zook. Total,' 364. 
NoE8. Noes — Abel; Abbott; Adams, G. K.; Ahgren; Allinger; 

Ames ; Ahn, T, W. ; Anderson, C. F. ; Anderson, J. K. ; Andrews, 
A. J, ; Andrews, C. C. ; Arnold, W. ; Arters, J. M. ; Ashe ; Atkin- 
son ; Avery, E. M. ; 

Bacon; Badley; Baker, B. ; Baker, J. E.; Bankhardt; Bar- 
bour ; Barge ; Barnes ; Barroetavena ; Bartley ; Bartz ; Bausher ; 
Beacham; Beecher; Bennett, Alvis; Bennett, Atwood; Bennett, 
H.; Billings; Bills; Black; Bliss; Blood; Bond; Boswell; Boyce; 



Journal of the General Conference 417 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Day. 
Afternoon. 



Brainard, E. ; Braiuard, R. ; Brasher ; Brazier ; Breece ; Breihan 
Brewster; Bright; Brown, G. A.; Brown, G. H.; Brown, L. 
Brown, V. F.; Buckley; Budd; Burns, G. B.; Burns, G. P. 
Burris;Byrd; Noes. 

Cable; Caldwell; Campbell, S.; Campbell, T.; Campbell, W.; 
Carlson; Carpenter, W. ; Carson; Chandler; Chen, C. M.; 
Cherry; Cissell; Clark, D.; Clark, J.; Clark, S.; Clegg; 
Clinton; Coe; Cole; Coman; Cook; Cooper, J. F. ; Copeland; 
Corley; Corning; Cox; Crawford, E. B. ; Crowther; Crowley; 
Cunningham ; Curran ; 

Davis, H. L. ; Deffenbaugh; Dennett, E. P.; Dennett, L. L. ; 
Detter ; Devendorf ; Dickson, S. ; Dickinson ; Diekmann ; Di- 
mond; Dofsey; Douglass; Du Bois; Dunham; Durbahn; Dy- 
stant ; 

Eberlee; Eckland; Eddy; Edgerton; Edwards; Ellis; El- 
phic; Engle; English, C. J.; Erikson; Eslinger; Evans, E. M.; 
Ewing; 

Fellers ; Fennel ; Ferguson, Mrs. M. E. ; Fields, J. R. ; Flem- 
ming; Flesher; Fort, J. L.; Frazier, J. W. ; Freeland; Fur- 
man; 

Gaiser; Garton; George; Getty, F, ; Gettys, J. E. ; Gideon; 
Gilbert, H. ; Gilbert, M. ; Gillinder ; Gordon, E. ; Gould ; Graham, 
J. ; Graham, W. ; Grant ; Gray, H. B. ; Green, F. W. ; Gustafason ; 
Guthrie ; 

Hall, L. ; Hall, C. C. ; Hall, Freeland ; Hamilton, J. A. ; Ham- 
mond ; Hardesty ; Hardeway ; Hargis ; Harrington ; Harrison, J. ; 
Hart; Hartsock; Hayes, E. B. ; Hayes, S. ; Hazeltine; Heck- 
man; Helms; Henderson; Henson; Henwood; Hermann; Hest- 
wood; Hewitt; Hicks; Higgins, A. J.; Hill, J.; Hixson; 
Hodges ; Hoffman, J. ; Holden, J. F. ; Holland ; Holmes, C. 0. ; 
Holt, D. B. ; Hopfield ; Hn, Chi Ping; Hughes, W. A. C. ; Hume ; 
Hansen; Hutchinson; 

Irish; 

Jackson, T. M. ; Jacobs, H. ; Jandre ; Jenkins, J. W. ; Jewett ; 
Johnson, D. C. ; Johnson, F. ; Johnson, J. V. ; Johnson, U. ; 
Johnston, J.; Jones, B. F. ; Jones, F. ; Jones, H. ; Joy; 

Keathley; Keefe; Keefer; Kemp, H. W. ; Kendall; Keng; 
Kennedy; Keve; Kiah; Kidney; Kim; Kinchen; King, Mrs. 
H. v.; King, 0. D. ; Kinnear; Kirk; Kirkpatrick; Koch, C. B. ; 
Koenig; Kuhn; Kundert; Kynett; 



418 Journal of the Licncral Conference 

MAY 25 Larkin, F.; Larkiu, T.; Lawrence, J. A.; Leach, E. W.: 

Twenty- 7 ^ j > 

FIFTH Leech, C. W. ; Leggett ; Lewis, G. ; Lin, L. C. ; Linn, E, ; Lifter ; 

Afternoon. Llttlejohn ; Lockwood ; Long; Longmuir; Lorenzo; Loy; 
Noes. Lucas ; Luce, A. E.; Lynch; Lyon; 

McVey; Markman; Marshall, W. E.; Martin, E. A.; Martin, 
W. ; Mason; Massey; Mast; Matney, Mei, Mrs. Ren-Yin; Me- 
lear; Miller, D. P.; Mills, Mrs. J.; Mills, E. M.; Minear; 
Mitchell, H. T. ; Moe; Moore; Moorer; Morgan, A.; Morgan, 
Cora; Morling; Morris, A. E. ; Moris, W. T. ; Mossman; Moul- 
ton; Moultrie; Mowbray; Muenzenmayer ; Munch; Munhall; 
Munroe; McAboy; McConnell; McCormack; McDougall; Mc- 
Dowell, S. W. ; McDowell, AV. L. ; McKenzie; McKeever; Mc- 
Kinney; McMorris; McNeal; McRary; 

Nasmyth; Nay; Naylor; Neal; Neff, F.; Neu; Nicholson; 
Noble; Notson; 

Gates; Olsen; Olmstead; Orcutt; Overly; O'Ville; 

Parker, A. A.; Parker, A.; Parker, C; Parmelee; Part- 
ridge; Pattee; Patten, Mrs.; Pemberton; Penn; Peterson, C. A.; 
Peterson, C; Phelps, W.; Pick; Pierce, W. M.; Pitman; Pol- 
lock, J.; Ports; Prentis; Price; Pringle; Phillips, J.; 

Raine; Randall, A.; Randall, C; Randall, E. R. ; Rarick; 
Rasmus; Reed, C; Riegel; Risler; Risk; Robertson, R. ; Rogers, 
G. ; Rogers, W. ; Rutter ; 

Safwenberg; Salmon; Sanner; Scidmore; Seaberg; Shafer; 
Shannon; Shaw, G. J.; Sheldon; Shepard, W. W.; Shepherd, 
W. S.; Short, W. C; Short, W. M.; Shumpert; Skinner; Sia; 
Simonsen ; Simpson, R. ; Singh ; Skelton ; Sloan, C. A. ; Sloan, 
H; Smith, A. E.; Smith, J. C; Smith, H.; Smith, Olin; Smith, 
U. ; Snyder; Soon, K. Y. ; Southard; Souser; Spencer; Spry; 
Stanley; Stansfield; Staples; Stapleton; Stavely; Stein; 
Stevens, E.; Stokoe; Stout; Stover; Straw; Strayhorne; Strom- 
stedt ; Summers ; Svendsen, 0. ; Sweeney ; Swift ; Sylvester ; 

Talley; Taylor, E.; Taylor, F. ; Thackery; Thomas, J. W.; 
Thomas, G. H.; Thompson, R.; Thompson, W.; Tindley; Tob- 
son ; Todd ; Tunnicliffe ; Turner, J. ; 

Van Allen ; Van Horn ; Vaughn ; 

Wade; Wagg; Wahl; Walker, J. S.; Wallace, F.; Wallower; 
Ward, T. H. ; Wareing ; Warner, C. ; Warren ; Waterman ; Watt, 
R. ; Weaver ; Weingartner ; Welch, A. ; Wentsch ; Wesley ; West ; 



Journal of the General Conference 



419 



Westfall; Wheatley; Wheeler, C. ; White, G. W.; White, N. 
White, C. H.; Whitmore; Wiaiit; Wilcox, G. P.; Wilcox, W. H. 
Willard; Williams, A.; Williams, J. A. Q.; W^illiams, J. S. 
Williams, J. 0. ; Williamson ; Willits ; Wilmarth ; Wilson, J. G. 
Wilson, J. J.; Winchester; Winters; Wise; Woods; Woodruff 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Day. 

Afternoon. 
Noes. 



Young, H. ; Young, T. T. Total, 453. 



J. W. Hoffman, chairman of the Committee on the State 
of the Church, presented Eeport No. 4 of that committee. 

After discussion, on motion of W. P. Burris, the previous 
question was ordered. 

On motion of Pay Allen, the report was laid on the table. 

W. W. T. Duncan, for W. E. Carpenter, chairman, presented 
Eeport No. 4 of the Committee on Sunday Schools. 

An amendment by J. W. Hoffman, making certain changes in 
Paragraph (C), was accepted by the chairman and incorporated 
in the report. 

C. M. Warner moved to amend the report by striking out Sec- 
tion (C) and the paragraph following. 

C. M. Van Pelt moved that consideration of this portion of 
the report be postponed until the report of the Committee of 
Conference of the Committees on Epworth League and Sunday 
Schools is received. 

On motion of C. 0. Ford, the previous question was ordered 
on the whole matter. 

A motion by G. A. Warmer, to lay the motion to postpone 
consideration on the table, did not prevail. 

The motion to postpone consideration prevailed. 

The remainder of the report was adopted. 

W. W. T. Duncan presented Report No. 5 of the Committee 
on Sunday Schools, and it was adopted. 

The Bishop announced the result of the ballot for Edijttor 
of the Methodist Review. (See Ballot.) 

George Elliott, having received a majority of the votes cast, 
was declared elected. 

W. W. T. Duncan, for the Committee, announced that W. J. 
Davidson would present Report No. 6 of the Committee on 
Sunday Schools. 

The report was adopted. 



Committee 
on State of 
the Church, 
Report No. 4 
Tabled. 



Committee 

on Sunday 

Schools, 

Report No. 4. 



Committee 

on Sunday 

Schools, 

Report No. 5. 

Result of 

Third 
Ballot for 
Editors. 



Committee 

on Sunday 

Schools, 

Report No. 6. 



4-20 



Journal of the Genertil Conference 



MAY 25 

TWENIT- 
FIFTn 

Dat. 

Aftenw( n. 
Committee 
en t:;uuclay 



Speeches 
Limited. 



Report No 6 
of Com- 
mittee on 
Judiciary 

Not 
Adopted. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



W. W. T. Duncan offered Re])ort No. 7 of the Committee 
on Sunday Scliools, and announced that D. F. Diefendorf would 
make the presentation. 

H. P. Sloan moved that consideration be postponed until 
to-morrow. 

A motion by S. F. Halfyard to lay the motion to postpone 
consideration on the table was lost. 

The motion to defer consideration prevailed. 

J. B. Hingeley moved that beginning with this evening the 
rules be suspended and all speeches limited to five minutes each. 

G. T. Notson moved to amend by excepting the speeches of 
chairmen presenting committee reports. 

On motion of W. L. McDowell, the amendment was laid on 
the table. 

The motion of J. B. Hingeley prevailed. 

The Bishop declared that the final vote on Report No. 6 of 
the Committee on Judiciary, as previously announced, showed 
that the report was not adopted. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 5 :20 P. M.^ on motion of E. S. 
Tipple. 

The Benediction was pronounced by Bishop Burt. 



MAY 25 
Twenty- 
fifth 
Day. 

Evening. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1920 

Conference reconvened at 8 :00 o'clock, Bishop Wilson pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn "Rock of Ages" was sung. 

R. E. Wilson offered prayer, concluding with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

The Conference sang the Hymn beginning, "My faith looks 
up to thee." 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, presented the 
following recommendations, which were approved : 

That C. E. AUenger, Central German Conference, be excused from 
10 :30 A. It., Thursday. 

That Miss E. A. Ariss, of North Montana Conference, be excused after 
to-night. 

That C. H. NefF, of North Indiana Conference, be excused after to- 
night, and that Mrs. Martha Mellinger be seated in his place. 

That E. R. Redhead, of Northern New York Conference, be excused 
after Wednesday. 



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421 



That T. R. Watts, of Des Moines Conference, be excused after the 
26th. 

That J. M. M. Graj', of Saiut Louis Conference, be excused after 
Wednesday, May 2(J. 

That E. R. Conder, of Indiana Conference, be excused after to-day. 

That W. W. Martin, of North Indiana, be excused after to-day. 

That W\ H. Gold, of Minnesota Conference, be excused after Wednes- 
day night, May 26. 

That G. E. Wahl, of Iowa Conference, be excused after May 26. 

A. G. Kynett, on a question of privilege, moved that the 
rules be suspended to consider Keport No. 2 of the Committee 
on Boundaries. 

It was so ordered. 

After suggestions, corrections, and additions to the printed 
report, which were regularly incorporated, the report was 
adopted. 

E. L, Kidney, chairman of the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions and Church Extension, presented Eeport No. 6 of that 
committee, and it was adopted. 

J. F. Knotts, chairman of Hospitals and Homes, presented 
Eeport No. 1 of that committee. 

W. H. Van Benschoten called attention to a typographical 
error in Article VIII, and by common consent it was cor- 
rected. 

W. A. Finch moved to amend Article IV, by striking out 
of Section I the words, "Corresponding Secretary, who shall be 
ex-officio member of the Board," and also Sections 3 and 3 of 
the same article. 

After discussion, on motion of W. F. Burr is, the previous 
question was ordered. 

On motion of J. I. Bartholomew, the amendment was laid on 
the table. 

Frank Doran moved- to amend Article III by providing that 
the members of the Board shall be appointed by the Board of 
Bishops. 

This was accepted by the Chairman, as was also a suggestion 
that the term of office be four years instead of eight. 

Proposed amendments to iVrticle VII by D. D. Forsyth and 
W. H. G. Gould, which would make the article read : "At the 
annual meeting the Board shall prepare a budget of adminis- 
trative expense of the Board, and shall submit the same to the 
Commission of Finance of the General Conference or its suc- 
cessor, for its consideration in determining what shall be the 



MAY 25 

TWBNTT- 



Evening, 



Committee 



Report No. 2. 



Committee 

on Home 

Missions 

and Church 

Extension, 
Report No. 6. 

Committee 
on Hospitals 
and Homes, 
Report No. 1. 



4:22 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 25 

TWBNTT- 
FIFTH 

Day. 

Evening. 



Recorded 
Votes. 



askings for hospitals and homes/' were accepted by the chair- 
man. 

On motion of C. J. Feunell, the previous question was ordered 
on the whole matter. 

The report was adopted. 

H. J. Ames and J. F. Todd recorded their votes in opposition 
to the adoption of the report. 

E. P. Eobertson, chairman of the Committee on Education, 
offered Eeport No. 4 of that committee and stated that the 
minority report would be presented by H. P. Sloan, and that 
the only points of controversy were contained in Section 2 of 
Paragraph 210. 

E. P. Eobertson presented for adoption Section 1 of the 
report. 

G. 5. Trever moved to amend the third paragraph of Sec- 
tion 1 by substituting for the words, "three other ministers," 
the words, "six pastors or district superintendents." 

On motion of J. L. Fort, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

On motion of Eay Allen, the previous question was ordered. 

Section 1 of the report was adopted. 

E. P. Eobertson moved the adoption of all of the report fol- 
lowing and including Section 3. 

G. W. Orcutt moved to amend by striking out Section 3. 

G. E. Edwards moved to lay the amendment on the table. 

On motion of W. F. Burris, the previous question was ordered. 

Eay Allen raised the point of order that Section 3 was il- 
legal. The presiding Bishop ruled that this was not a point of 
order, but a question of law. 

The amendment was laid on the table, by a count vote of 322 
for and 285 against. 

M. E. Snyder moved to amend the second paragraph of Sec- 
tion 9 so that the second sentence will read, "The permanent 
Commission on the Conference Course of Study, of any Annual 
Conference, or any group of Conferences, may establish an 
Institute or Institutes for the further training of undergradu- 
ates, and the Annual Conference may require their attendance 
at its sessions." 

The amendment was adopted. 



Journal of the General Conference 



423 



The portion of the report following and including Section 
3 was adopted. 

At 10 :00 o'clock, on motion of C. J. Nicholson, the Conference 
adjourned. Bishop Hughes pronouncing the Benediction. 



MAY 25 

Twenty- 
fifth 
Dat. 

Evening. 

Adjoum- 
ment. 



WEDNESDAY MOENING, MAY 26, 1920 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Anderson pre- 
siding. 

The Hymn beginning, "Jesus, the very thought of thee," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Bishop McDowell. 

The Hymn "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" was sung. 

Bishop McDowell used Matt. 21. 2, 3 as the basis for the morn- 
ing address on "Christ the Sufficient Motive." 

The address was followed by the. Consecration Hymn, "Where 
He Leads Me, I Will Follow," and prayer by the Bishop. 

The Conference stood and sang the Hymn beginning, "Lead 
on, King Eternal." 

W. D. Cole, for the Committee on Secretary's Record, reported 
that the Committee had examined the Journal of yesterday's 
sessions and found it correct. 

The Journal was approved. 

J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, announced 
that J. M. M. Gray, of the Saint Louis Conference, had with- 
drawn his request to be excused and that G. W. Lewis, of the 
Central Ala])ama Conference, had returned and taken his place, 
occupied by E. M. Davis, first reserve. 

On a question of privilege, J. G. Wilson presented the fol- 
lowing resolutions, which were adopted : 

Resolved, That a Committee be chosen to recommend the order for 
the preoentation of reports of committees in order to insure the proper 
consideration of the following reports : 

1. Reports or parts of reports which require appointment or election by 
General Conference districts or by the delegates of the episcopal areas, 
or nomination or appointment by the bishops or by the General Confer- 
ence. 

2. Reports which concern the administrative boards or societies. 

3. Reports which in the judgment of the committee are of major im- 
portance. 

4. Selections from the other reports. 

Resolved, That reports of the first group, which require action in -der 
that the General Conference or areal groups may act, be the Order of the 
Day immediately after recess this morning, and that the order of pro- 
cedure on reports be determined by this committee, beginning with the 
afternoon session. 



MAY 26 
Twenty- 
sixth 
Day. 

Morning. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



Order 
of Con- 
sideration 
of Reports. 



424 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 28 Resolved, That the Committee be elected by the chairmen of all com- 

TwENTT- mittees which have not yet completed the presentation of their reports, 

SIXTH and shall consist of five, including D. G. Downey as chairman, and the 

Day. secretary of the General Conference. 

Morning. Resolved, That this action shall supersede and annul all special orders 

and special committee privileges, and that the rules of the General Con- 
ference which may interfere with this action, be. and are. hereby sus- 
pended. 



Death of 
William A. 
Armstrong. 



Speeches 
limited. 



On a question of privilege, E. A. Dent announced the death 
of William A. Armstrong, a prominent la}'man of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., who has left various large bequests to the Church. 

On a question of privilege, G. M. Spurlock, for the Com- 
mittee on Rules, presented the following, which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Rules recommends that all speeches shall be limited 
to three minutes, except that a chairman "making a report shall have 
five minutes in closing a debate. 



Overhead- 
Expense 
Report. 



Publishing 
of Report. 



Subscrip- 
tions to the 
Centenary. 



Amendment 
to Consti- 
tution, on 
"Quarterly 

Conference." 



A motion by J. I. Bartholomew, to suspend the rules and make 
the report of the Committee on Interchurch World Movement 
the Order of the Day following the present order, if it can be 
considered before recess to-daj', did not prevail. 

The Order of the Day was called, and G. E. Grose, chairman 
of the Committee on Overhead Expense, presented the report 
of that committee. 

D. D. Forsyth called attention to a typographical error in the 
paragraph relating to persons employed by the Board of Home 
Missions and Church Extension, by which the report read *'four- 
teen" instead of "four" in the Department of Religious Educa- 
tion, and the error was corrected. 

The report was adopted. 

On motion of F. R. Bayley, it was ordered that the report be 
printed in all our Advocates. 

On a question of privilege, J. W. Hancher asked permission 
to submit at this point the final report of the Centenary sub- 
scriptions, by Areas, which was complete with the exception of 
two areas; with the understanding that he retain the report 
.for a brief time until the missing areas were checked up. 

Permission was granted. 

The complete report showed that $115,003,375 had been sub- 
scribed. (See Report.) 

Under the Order of the Day, H. W. Rogers, chairman of the 
Committee on Judiciary, presented the proposed Amendment to 
Division III, Chapter I, Article II, of the Constitution. 



Journal of the General Conference 



425 



Ray Allen moved to amend by substituting tlie words, "Local 
Conference/' for the words, "Church Conference." 

E. A. Dent moved to amend the amendment, by making the 
name of the Conference the "local Church Conference," and 
this was accepted by Judge Rogers. 

J. W. Van Cleve moved to amend by striking out the word, 
"Church." 

A motion by W. G. Clinton, to lay the amendment on the 
table, did not prevail. 

G. G. Vogel moved as a substitute for the name of "Local Con- 
ference" the words, "Charge, and in each charge a Church 
Council." 

On motion of Robert Watt, the substitute was laid on the table. 

On motion of J. L. Fort, the previous question was ordered. 

J. C. Nicholson moved that the report be recommitted. 

On motion of W. F. Burris, the motion to recommit was laid 
on the table. 

The amendment of J. W. Van Cleve was adopted by a count 
vote of 462 for and 306 against, making the proposed Amend- 
ment read "Local Conference," instead of "Quarterly Confer- 
ence" as the Constitution now reads. 

A motion by R. J. Wade, to lay the whole matter on the table, 
did not prevail. 

The proposed Constitutional Amendment was adopted, as 
amended, by a count vote of 676 for and 67 against. 

H. W. Rogers moved, that after the word, "Local," has been 
inserted in place of the word, "Church," in conformity with the 
action taken by the Conference, the three resolutions connected 
with the proposed Constitutional Amendment be adopted. 

The motion prevailed.^ 

A motion by W. H. G. Gould, to reconsider the motion by 
which the Constitutional Amendment was adopted, was lost. 

Under the Order of the Day, Report No. 4 of the Committee 
on Education was called for further consideration, and E, P. 
Robertson presented Paragraph 2 of the majority report. 

As this was the paragraph in controversy between the majority 
and the minority, H. P. Sloan presented the minority report 
and moved the adoption of the first section of that report. 

On motion of J. L. Hillman, the time was extended. 

'For Amendment, see page 1457. 



MAY 26 

TWENTT- 



Moming. 



Process of 
Submitting 
the Amend- 
ment. 



Motion to 

Reconsider 

Lost. 

Con- 
sideration 
Resumed. 



Time 
Extended. 



426 



Journal of the General Conference 



MAY 26 
Twenty- 
sixth 
Day. 

Morning. 

Recorded 

Votes. 



Committee 

on 
Credentials. 



No More 
Excuses. 



Con- 
sideration 
Resumed. 



Motion 
to Recon- 
sider Lost. 



Itinerancy, 
Report 
No. 14. 



Sifting 

Committee 

takes 

Charge. 

Committee 

on Temporal 

Economy, 

Report 

No. U. 



On motion of J. E. Chase, the previous question was ordered. 

W. P. MacVey, G. T. Byrd, and F. W. Loy recorded their 
votes in opposition to the motion ordering the previous ques- 
tion. 

A n otion by Frank Doran, to lay this section of the minority 
report on the table, did not prevail. 

The first section of the minority report was adopted by a 
count vote of 481 for and 286 against. 

Announcements were made. 

The recess was taken. 

Conference reconvened at 11:15. 

On motion of J. G. Wilson, for the Committee on Credentials, 
I. B. Schreckengast, ministerial delegate of the Nebraska Con- 
ference, was excused after to-day. 

On motion of E. S. Tipple, it was ordered that hereafter no 
requests for excuse shall be granted. 

Consideration of Eeport No. 4 of the Committee on Education 
was resumed. 

E. P. Robertson, with the consent of H. P. Sloan, moved that 
Section 3 of the minority report be withdrawn, that Paragraph 
2 of Section 2 of the majority report be inserted as the con- 
cluding, paragraph of the minority report, and that as thus 
amended this portion of the minority report be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The minority report was adopted. 

A motion by J. C. Nate, to reconsider the motion by which 
Report No. 4 of the Committee on Education was adopted, was 
lost. 

H. L. Jacobs, chairman of the Committee on Itinerancy, pre- 
sented Report No. 14 of that committee. 

On motion of R. J. Wade, it was referred to the Commission 
on Correlation. 

The Special Committee appointed for expediting business took 
charge of the calendar. 

Rolla V. Watt, chairman of the Committee on Temporal 
Economy, presented Rep^^rt No. 11 of that committee. 

Several clerical errors and verbal changes were noted. " 

E. L. Kidney moved to amend the report by adding the Ameri- 
can Bible Society to the list of Constituent Boards. 



Journal of the General Conference 



427 



After discussion, on motion of J. I. Bartholomew, the previous 
question was ordered. 

On motion of W. L. McDowell, the amendment was laid on 
the table. 

W. H. G. Gould moved to amend, by inserting at the conclu- 
sion of the report the words, "The annual meeting of the Con- 
ference shall be held in the city of New York within five days 
after the adjournment of the annual meeting of the Board of 
Foreign Missions." 

On motion of W. J. Davidson, the previous question was 
ordered on all before the body. 

On motion of Eay Allen, amendment was laid on the table. 

The report was adopted. 

Eolla V. Watt presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The legislation just adopted will discontinue the Commis- 
sion on Finance ; be it 

Resolved, That we recommend that the present secretarial and office 
force of the Finance Commission be requested to continue to transact 
the current business of the Commission until the same can be turned over 
to the Council of Boards of Benevolence ; and that the salaries of mem- 
bers of Conferences shall be paid by the Council of Boards of Benevolence 
until the next session of their respective Conferences, unless they shall 
before that find employment. 



MAY 26 
Twenty- 
sixth 

DAT. 

Morning. 



Discontin- 
uance of 
Commission 
on Finance. 



A. E. Smith, chairman of the Committee on Conference, pre- 
sented the report of that committee, and it was adopted. 

Titus Lowe, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Mis- 
sions, presented Eeport No. 17 of that committee and moved 
the adoption of Paragraph (C). It was adopted. 

Ray Allen presented Eeport No. 1 of the Committee on Dea- 
coness Work, and it was adopted. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Eeport No. 36 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy, and it was adopted. 

On motion of J. B. Hingeley, the time was extended. 

0. W. Auman, for W. W. Martin, chairman, presented Ee- 
port No. 11 of the Committee on Epworth League, and it was 
adopted. 

E. P. Eobertson presented Eeport No. 7 of the Committee on 
Education, and it was adopted. 

Bishop McDowell, chairman of the Committee on Unification, 
presented successively Eeports Nos. 2, 3, and 4 of that com- 
mittee, and they were adopted. 



Committee 

on 
Conference. 

Committee 

on Foreign 

Missions, 

Report 

No. 17. 

Committee 
on Deaconess 

Work, 
Report No. 1. 
Committee 

on 

Itinerancy, 

Report No. 36. 

Time 

Extended. 

Committee 

on Epworth 

League, 

Report 

No. 11. 

Committee 

on 
Education, 
Report No. 7. 
Committee 

on 
Unification, 

Reports 
Nos. 2, 3, 4. 



428 



Journal of ihe General Conference 



MAY 26 

TWENTY- 



C, E. Guthrie, chairman of the Commission on Correlation, 
presented the report of that Commission, and it was adopted. 

G. M. Spurlock for the Committee on Eules, offered the fol- 
lowing recommendation and moved that it be printed and made 
the Order of the Day after the approval of the Journal to-mor- 
row morning: 

Your Committee on Rules proposes and recommends the following 
Amendment to the Constitution : 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 
Amend Division III, Chapter 1, Article VI, Paragraph 42, Section 2, 
by striking out the following words, to wit ; "The general superintend- 
ents shall preside in the General Conference in such order as they may 
determine" ; and by inserting in lieu thereof the following, to wit ; 

"The general superintendents, before the General Conference con- 
venes, shall elect from thei'- own number one bishop, or more, to pre- 
side during the session," so tha*^^ the section when amended will read as 
follows : 

ARTICLE VI. PRESIDING OFFICERS 
Paragraph 42, "Section 2. The general superintendents, before the 
General Conference convenes, shall elect from their own number one 
bishop, or more, to preside during the session ; but if no general super- 
intendents be present, the General Conference shall elect one of its mem- 
bers to preside pro tempore." 

Committee on Rules — 

G. W. Spurlock, Chairman. 
Howard E. Simpson, Secretary. 
H. L. Jacobs. 



Adjourn- 
ment. 



E. P. Dennett moved to lay the recommendation on the table. 

On a count vote, the motion to lay on the table was lost, 283 
voting for and 376 against. 

An amendment by D. G. Downey, that the vote on the rec- 
ommendation be taken without debate, prevailed. . 

An amendment by A. S. Kavanagh, that the vote be taken at 
once, was lost. 

The motion as amended prevailed. 

Announcements were made. 

Conference adjourned at 12 :45, on motion of W. F. Burris, 
Bishop Burns pronouncing the Benediction. 



MAY 26 

TWEKTT- 
8IXTH 

Day. 

Afternoon. 

Devotion*. 



WEDNESDAY AFTEENOON, MAY 26, 1920 

Conference reconvened at 3 :00 o'clock with Bishop Nuelsen 
in the Chair. 

The Hymn beginning, "Majestic sweetness sits enthroned," 
was sung. 

Prayer was offered by Edward Smith. 



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429 



H. W. Rogers, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, pre- 
sented successively Reports Nos. 18, 19, and 20 of that com- 
mittee, and they were adopted. 

On a question of privilege, H. W. Rogers moved that the 
report of the retiring President of the Laymen's Association be 
received and ordered printed in the Journal and the Daily Ad- 
vocate, together with the names of the officers of the Associa- 
tion for the coming quadrennium. 

The motion prevailed. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Report No. 16 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy, an error was noted and corrected, and the Report 
was adopted. 

On a question of privilege, F. M. North read the following 

telegram : 

Dr. Frank Mason North : 

Must now decide whether the Armenian nation shall live or go down 
in blood and darkness. European powers cannot or will not enforce 
protection. Conditions are daily becoming more hopeless. The United 
States stands at the parting of way. In the name of common humanity 
and for the sake of a perishing nation will not the great Methodist 
Church throw the weight of its mighty influence against congressional 
hesitation and timidity and in favor of action that will save the Ar- 



menians from annihilation. 



J.\MEs L. Barton. 



F. M. North presented the following resolution : 

This General Conference is deeply stirred by the announcement that 
the President of the United States has submitted to the Senate the re- 
quest that he be given authority by Congress to accept a mandate over 
Armenia. Ai-menia is a Christian people .struggling out of cruel and bitter 
persecution into the integrity of an independent, self-respecting, and 
.self-governing nation. Armenia is on the heart of America. Christian 
love here has poured out its treasures to meet the unparalleled need of 
our Christian brethren there in their sufferings, and that love will still 
do its work. This General Conference now welcomes, on the concrete 
proposal of the President now under consideration of Congress, the op- 
portunity to record its conviction that the American people and the 
American government can do no higher service to humanity than to ac- 
cept promptly the mandate for Armenia and urge immediate and favor- 
able action upon the recommendations of the President that America 
at once accept the responsibility, not only of relieving the needs of 
Armenia, but of taking up with this martyr nation its intolerable 
burdens. 

Resolved, That the President and Secretary of the General Conference 
be instructed at once to telegraph to the President and the Chairman 
of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate the substance of 
this action, and to transmit to them copies of the resolutions by the 
earliest po.ssible mail. DA\^D G. Downey, 

Frank A. Horne, 
George Elliott, 
M. S. Rice, 
W. H. McMasteb, 
F. W. Luce. 



MAY 26 
Twenty- 
sixth 
Day. 

Afternoon. 
Committee 

on Judiciao'. 

Reports X03. 
18, 19, 20. 
Printing of 
Report and 
Officers of 
Laymen's 

Association. 



Committee 
on 

Itinerancy, 
Report 
No. 16. 



Mandate 

over 
Armenia. 



A motion by J. L. Brasher, to lay the resolution on the table, 
is lost. 



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Journal uf the Ucnerui Conference 



MAY 2i) 

TWENTV- 

sixrH 

Day. 

A/lenioon. 



Committee 
on 

Itinerancy, 
Report 
Xj. 32. 

Committee 
on 

Itinerancy, 
Report 
No. 17. 



District 
and .Area 
Meetings. 



W. L. McDowell, moved that the resolution be printed in the 
Daily Advocate and action upon it be deferred until to-morrow. 

On motion of J. I. Bartholomew, the motion of W. L. Mc- 
Dowell was laid on the table. 

After discussion, on motion of J. L. Fort, the previous ques- 
tion was ordered. 

The resolution was adopted. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Eeport No. 32 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy, and it was adopted. 

H. L. Jacobs presented Eeport No. 17 of the Committee on 
Itinerancy, and moved the adoption of Section 1. 

George Elliott moved to amend the section by striking out 
the words, "except in so far as these provisions apply to candi- 
dates for the traveling ministry and for deacons' and elders' 
orders." 

On motion of H. L. Jacobs, the time of Mrs. Lizelia A. J. 
Moorer, speaking to the question, was extended. 

E. A. Dent moved as a substitute the following : 

Whenever it seems expedient to the District Superintendent and of 
advantage to the charge to appoint a woman ar. supply preacher, 

Resolved, That upon the recommendation of the Quarterly Confer- 
ence she may be licensed as a local preacher. 

On motion of W. S. Burris, the substitute was laid on the 
table. 

C. C. Hall moved to lay the amendment of George Elliott 
on the table. 

On motion of F. B. Smith, the previous question was ordered. 

Eay Allen called for a division of the amendment, the first 
part to be that relating to candidates for the traveling ministry, 
and the second part, that relating to ordination. 

The first division of the amendment was laid on the table. 

The second division of the amendment